Joint ETF-ECSA Statement on the recognition of seafarers as key workers

Trade unions and employers associations in the maritime industry – both at international and EU level - have been calling on States throughout the Covid-19 pandemic to recognise seafarers as ‘key workers’. This to ensure their travel is facilitated, thereby making crew changes, repatriations and medical assistance possible. They...

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 07:45

ECSA-ETF: EU shipping needs to attract and retain more women

The European social partners for Maritime Transport, the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), continue to advocate the enhanced participation of women in European shipping. On International Women’s Day, they are launching a survey that will help them determine the current state of women’s...

Monday, March 8, 2021 - 07:40

ECSA: European shipping is central to the success of EU's new trade strategy

With the launch of the European Commission's Trade Policy Review published last week, the EU is setting a new course for a stronger role in the new global context.

"Shipping accounts for 76% of the EU’s external trade so the value of shipping to the European economy cannot be underestimated,"...

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 12:08

Joint Statement: Recovery and Resilience Facility | Transport keeps us going forward

On 9 February, the European Parliament endorsed the agreement on the Proposal for a Regulation establishing a Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). With a budget of EUR 672.5 billion, the RRF is the EU’s main instrument to recover from the crisis caused by COVID-19.

While being hit hard by the...

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 09:41

ECSA webinar on "Is the EU ETS the best way to decarbonise shipping?"

The lively discussions in the webinar held on 27 January further highlighted the importance of getting it right, so that shipping can reach its carbon-neutral objectives - a common goal shared by the industry, policymakers and civil society.  

The 1.5 hour panel was moderated by Martin Dorsman, Secretary General...

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 09:10

Neptune Declaration is shipping's urgent call to end crew change crisis

On behalf of the European shipping industry, ECSA fully supports the new global pledge to urge policymakers to end the deepening crew change crisis.  

In the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change launched today, the signatories comprise over 300 maritime industry and human rights leaders, who vow...

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 14:09