The Shipping Industry urges Transport Committee MEPs to enhance Maritime Commerce, Working Conditions and Sustainable Transport through adoption of the Clune Report

Brussels, 9 January 2019

On Thursday the European Parliament Transport Committee will vote on Deirdre Clune’s report on the draft regulation for a European Maritime Single Window Environment.  The World Shipping Council (WSC) and the European Community Shipowners Associations (ECSA), which represent shipowners and maritime carriers that are the principal...

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 15:30

European shipowners are pleased with the extension of the EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia

ECSA welcomes the Council’s decision to extent the mandate of the EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia until 31 March 2019. Operation Sophia is part of the EU's comprehensive approach to migration and aims to disrupt the business model of human smuggling and trafficking networks in the Southern Central Mediterranean and prevent...

Friday, December 21, 2018 - 13:28

EU legislators reach solid agreement on the new Directive on Port Reception Facilities for the delivery of waste from ships

Last week, representatives from the Presidency of the European Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission reached a provisional agreement on the proposal for the new Directive on Port Reception facilities.  

“This agreement is an important step towards the further safeguarding of the marine environment, the working space...

Friday, December 21, 2018 - 08:49

Shipping Industry Urges European Commission to Extend the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation

Four trade associations representing the international liner shipping industry today submitted comments to the European Commission supporting extension of the EU consortia block exemption regulation (“BER”) for an additional five years beyond its current 2020 expiration date. 

The papers were submitted in the public consultation being held by the Commission’s...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 11:33

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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       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


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