Press releases

Press releases

​​​​​​​Joint ICS-ECSA-ASA Statement on Current Situation in the Strait of Hormuz

Following the seizure of the oil tanker ‘Stena Impero’ on 19 July, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA) and the Asian Shipowners' Association (ASA) jointly urge immediate action by the international community to stop the escalation of tensions and fully respect international law. 


ECSA pleads for seafarers' welfare on UK vessel held in the Strait of Hormuz

At around 16h00 GMT, on 19 July, UK-registered vessel Stena Impero was accosted by unidentified crafts and a helicopter in a transit in international waters through the Strait of Hormuz. Soon after, both vessel owner Stena Bulk and ship manager Northern Marine Management, lost direct contact with the vessel.


ECSA celebrates the Day of the Seafarer

25 June is the Day of the Seafarer, an annual global event coordinated by the International Maritime Organisation to recognise the unique contributions made by seafarers to international seaborne trade. ECSA, together with its members, celebrates the immense contributions made by seafarers to European shipping.

The Day of the Seafarer was...

Shipping Industry Expresses Concern Over Recent Trade Developments

Major shipowners’ associations also give full support to the World Trade Organization.

A delegation from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) have expressed concern over recent protectionist measures at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. Presenting two...

European shipowners present priorities for EU shipping policy for the next five years

The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) has unveiled its strategic priorities for EU shipping policy, which will guide the association’s activities vis-à-vis International and European regulators for the next five years.

At a high-level event in Brussels, more than 120 industry representatives gathered to discuss the challenges and opportunities for...