ECSA statement on piracy attack in the Gulf of Guinea

Attack on Danish-owned vessel in the Gulf of Guinea highlights the continued threat from piracy and the need for sustained, coordinated efforts.

Danish-owned vessel ‘Monjasa Reformer’ was attacked last Saturday by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea, reportedly resulting in the kidnapping of members of the crew.

Following a relatively...

Friday, March 31, 2023 - 10:17

FuelEU Maritime: a step forward towards shipping’s energy transition

Following months of intense discussions, negotiations on the FuelEU Maritime Regulation came to a close earlier this morning. European shipowners welcome the climate ambition of the new Regulation and consider it as an essential stepping stone towards establishing the right conditions for the energy transition of shipping.

The agreement gives...

Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 13:06

Net-Zero Industry Act must recognise strategic role of shipping for Europe’s security

European shipowners today welcome the EU’s proposed Net-Zero Industry Act. The Act can be step-change in efforts to enhance Europe’s security and to support the energy transition of European industry.

However, the new Act must properly recognise the strategic role of shipping for Europe’s security. The shipping industry is a...

Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 17:34

Update of EU Maritime Security Strategy key to address evolving maritime threats

The European shipping industry warmly welcomes the updated EU Maritime Security Strategy and its Action Plan on “An enhanced EU Maritime Security Strategy for evolving maritime threats”. The updated Strategy solidifies the commitment of the EU to enhance its role as a global maritime security provider in a rapidly evolving...

Monday, March 13, 2023 - 15:18

Event: Gender Equity in Shipping

ECSA and ETF are pleased to invite you to a LinkedIn event to celebrate International Women's Day and discuss how to enhance the participation of women in the shipping sector.

Join us on 8 March 2023 on LinkedIn for a live event with :

  • Sue Terpilowski, Image Line
  • Dr. Kate...
Monday, February 27, 2023 - 14:19

Joint open letter on seafarers still trapped in Ukraine

As we approach the one-year mark since the start of the war in Ukraine, ECSA has joined over 30 associations and companies in co-signing a letter to His Excellency António Guterres, United Nations Secretary General, highlighting the plight of 331 seafarers still trapped on vessels in the Black Sea and the...

Monday, February 20, 2023 - 11:39

ECSA statement on FuelEU Maritime negotiations

The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) supports the objectives of the European Green Deal, EU Climate Law and the Paris Agreement. As an important part of the European economy, shipping has a key role to play to achieve the EU’s climate objectives. The FuelEU Maritime Regulation is crucial for promoting...

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 13:50


The role of private alternative ship financing

15 February 2023 | 10.00 – 12.00 CET | ECSA office & online

ECSA is pleased to invite stakeholders to the first of two seminars dedicated to alternative ship financing.

ECSA’s Finance, Innovation and Transition (FIT) series restarts in 2023. As the...

Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 14:31

Basel III: Parliament vote positive step towards competitive ship finance in Europe

The European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs adopted last week its position on the implementation of the latest Basel prudential requirements into EU law (Basel III). ECSA welcomes the outcome of the Committee’s vote, which recognises the need to safeguard the competitiveness of the European shipping industry by...

Monday, January 30, 2023 - 11:16