European social partners eager to make shipping more attractive for women seafarers

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) European Transport Workers Federation, (ETF) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) have today discussed possible solutions to increase women’s participation in the shipping industry in Europe. Currently only 2% of the seafaring workforce available for the EU fleet consist of women, whilst gender equality is being put at the heart of the EU’s fundamental…

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ECSA push for single shipping market

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) European Community Shipowners’ Association has applauded the development for single market for the maritime cluster by the EU. The single market is one of the most celebrated successes of the EU. It is a central element of the EU growth agenda. It is, however, clear that the single market remains incomplete and dysfunctional in some…

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European Shipowners’ President Niels Smedegaard hands over the Presidency to Panagiotis Laskaridis

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) ECSA, European Community Shipowners’ Associations held its Board of Directors’ meeting today and Niels Smedegaard of Danish Shipping and CEO of DFDS handed over ECSA Presidency to Mr. Panagiotis Laskaridis, Member of the Board of the Union of Greek Shipowners and CEO of Laskaridis Shipping Co. Ltd. and CEO of Lavinia Corp. Mr. Laskaridis…

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ECSA – The economic value of the EU Shipping Industry

According to the ECSA, the EU shipping industry directly employed 640,000 people and supported a € 57 billion contribution to GDP in 2015. Adding supply chain and worker spending multiplier impacts, the shipping industry’s total employment contribution rises to 2.1 million people and its total GDP contribution is estimated to have been € 140 billion…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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