ECSA – EU Shipping Competitiveness Study

The European maritime industry is at the risk of losing ground to other globally leading shipping centres. Relocation of activities as well as further de-flagging may be the consequence and would have negative impacts on the EU economy and competitiveness. Monitor Deloitte finds that while in general the EU has developed a competitive framework for…

European shipowners showcase Short Sea Shipping (ECSA)

During a high level meeting organised by the Dutch Presidency of the Council in Amsterdam, ECSA (European Community Shipowners’ Associations) presented its new brochure on the merits of short sea shipping. The intention behind this new initiative is to revitalise the EU’s short sea policy, which has unfortunately been neglected in the past years. “Short Sea…

ECSA/ETF: EU Should Increase Attractiveness of Seafaring Career

On Friday 22 May, the European Social Partners for Maritime Transport – the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) – presented a joint position paper on the Commission’s Mid-Term Maritime Strategy Review. Pia Voss, spokeswoman for ECSA said: “I am particularly pleased that the social partners have managed to…

ICS/ECSA Guidance On Compliance With Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA) Requirements And An Overview Of Associated Fuel Changeover Issues And Challenges

***HOT***HOT***HOT*** New sulphur limits come into effect in the designated Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECAs) as of the 1st of January 2015. In order to assist Members, ship owners, ship operators and crews as well as maritime administrations the following documents, co-sponsored by ECSA, have been prepared and are attached for guidance, information and distribution:…