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European shipowners welcome pledge of Bangladesh to ratify Hong Kong Convention

During a visit to Bangladesh by Norwegian authorities, the Norwegian Shipowners' Association, the International Chamber of Shipping, BIMCO and ECSA, between 8-11 May 2023, the government of Bangladesh confirmed that the country will ratify the Hong Kong Convention, allowing for the convention to enter into force.

The Hong Kong Convention...

Friday, May 19, 2023 - 13:25

Save the date: European Shipping Summit 2023

We are pleased to invite policy makers and stakeholders from the maritime world and beyond to the European Shipping Summit 2023!

Join us for two days of high-level dialogues, brainstorming sessions and workshops in Brussels.

The event will take place at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Brussels on 19-20 September 2023.


Wednesday, April 26, 2023 - 10:59

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The Neptune Declaration

As a signatory of the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change, ECSA urges all members and companies to join the call. The pledge vows to deliver on the shared responsibility with policymakers to resolve the global crew change crisis that has left hundreds of thousands of seafarers stranded at sea.

The Neptune Declaration


Our 10 Strategic Priorities

The European shipping industry is a success story and a geostrategic asset to the EU in the face of global challenges. European shipowners operate one of the largest, youngest and most innovative fleets in the world. With its diverse fleet of container ships, tankers, passenger ships, bulk carriers, offshore service vessels and many other specialised ships, the EU shipping industry contributes a total of €147 billion to the EU’s annual GDP. The fleet also boasts one of the best safety records in the world. 

WESS Project

ECSA and the ETF, with funding from the EU, are working on a joint social dialogue project from 2020-2022 that aims to contribute to an attractive, smart and sustainable working environment in the shipping sector.