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Brexit – Implications for holders of Certificates of Competency issued in the UK

Brexit has all kinds of implications. Seafarers holding Certificates of Competency (CoC) issued by the UK risk losing opportunities for employment.

ECSA has therefore joined forces with ETF,  to urge the European Commission and EU member states to agree a pragmatic solution with the UK Government that will enable the...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 15:08

ECSA welcomes the extension of the EU capacity building mission in Somalia

The European shipowners are pleased with the Council’s decision to extent the mandate of the EU capacity building mission in Somalia (EUCAP Somalia) until 31 December 2020. ‘The EU's engagement in Somalia and the efforts the EU is deploying in this region has contributed to the dramatic decrease in piracy...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 14:59

SEA EUROPE and ECSA are pleased with EU’s actions on trade-distortive South Korean measures in shipping and shipbuilding

JOINT PRESS STATEMENT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Brussels, 6 December 2018

 

Today, the EU and South Korea will discuss the South Korean shipping and shipbuilding state subsidies measures in the context of the EU - South Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) implementation. SEA Europe and ECSA highly welcome these discussions, as...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 14:08

ON COURSE TOWARDS ADMINISTRATIVE SIMPLIFICATION FOR SHIPPING

ECSA and the World Shipping Council (WSC) welcome the adoption of a General Approach on the proposal for a European Maritime Single Window environment by Transport Ministers yesterday. 

European co-legislators have been working intensively to reduce the administrative burden shipping faces. This burden stems from today’s unharmonised and inefficient reporting...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 15:06

JOINT ETF-ECSA DECLARATION OF INTENTION TO ADDRESS THE ENHANCED PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN IN EUROPEAN SHIPPING

The European social partners for maritime transport, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), are jointly seeking to increase the participation of women in careers in the European shipping industry. Gender equality is at the heart of the EU’s fundamental values for sustainable and...

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 12:32

ECSA welcomes Brexit deal

European shipowners welcome the agreement reached on Brexit yesterday. “Our primary concern on the short term, the frictionless trade, seems to be taken care off. A no deal scenario was just not an option and a clear lose-lose situation for shipowners and clients at both sides,” commented Martin Dorsman, Secretary-General...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 10:58

The shipping industry and the European Independent fuel suppliers welcome the European Parliament’s support to incentivize the uptake of low-carbon and carbon-free alternative fuels and to remove disparities in energy taxation

On 25 October the European Parliament adopted its report on The deployment of infrastructure for alternative fuels in the EU which pointed out that taxation has a major impact on the price competitiveness of alternative fuels and underlined that a technology neutral approach should be adopted to create a level...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 13:54

ECSA welcomes outcome of MEPC 73

ECSA welcomes the good progress that has been made at last week’s meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) on some key environmental issues. Major developments were the adoption of the ban from 1 March 2020 on carriage of non-compliant fuel and the compromise reached on collecting data from...

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 10:48