ECSA Survey on economic impact of COVID-19 to European shipping

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) European Community Shipowners’ Associations Survey results show that important segments of the European shipping industry are heavily impacted, and European or national measures are not always available in all member states to alleviate the situation. European shipping is facing a critical moment in the face of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Shipping companies, charterers, operators,…

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ECSA: Strategic priorities for EU shipping policy in next five years

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Setting out its aims for the next five years, the European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) has maintained that climate change is the maritime industry’s number one priority. Entitled “Sailing ahead – European shipping sets ambitious goals for its next chapter“, the publication outlines ten priority areas which the European shipping industry will be focusing…

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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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