European Commission adopts proposals to simplify and improve passenger ship safety rules

The European Commission has adopted a number of legislative proposals to simplify and improve the common rules on safety of ships carrying passengers in EU waters. The update is a response to lessons learnt, including from accidents, and technological developments. It will, among others, allow immediate access of competent authorities to relevant data in case…

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IMO energy efficiency project

Network of regional maritime technology cooperation centres to be established through €10 million funding contribution An ambitious IMO project to establish a global network of Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres (MTCCs) in developing countries is to go ahead thanks to a €10 million funding contribution from the European Commission (EC). The funds mobilised by the EC…

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Announcing the European Shipping Week 2-6 March 2015

Ship owners and shipping industry leaders have joined forces with global event organiser Shipping Innovation to launch the inaugural European Shipping Week (ESW) to be held in Brussels in the early part of 2015. The week-long series of high level events will centre on a major conference and Gala Dinner celebrating the 50th anniversary of…

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