European Shipowners call for further action in the Gulf of Guinea


Latest incident involving Danish frigate highlights severity of piracy threat in the Gulf of Guinea


European shipowners are extremely concerned about piracy attacks in the Gulf of Guinea. The latest incident in South Nigeria, which involved a suspected pirate vessel and Danish Frigate Esben Snare and resulted in...

Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 08:10

European shipowners support the uptake of clean fuels but fear FuelEU may become missed opportunity due to enforcement loopholes


ECSA supports the objective of the FuelEU Maritime proposal to foster the uptake of cleaner fuels in shipping. However, the proposal may become a missed opportunity. Using documents provided by non-EU fuel suppliers to calculate carbon savings contributing to the EU’s climate targets may create substantial enforcement loopholes. Making...

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 10:49

Management change


Having tangibly assisted in setting up and led the current Secretariat team at ECSA for 4 years, Martin Dorsman, Secretary General at ECSA, and in agreement with the ECSA Board of Directors, has decided to seek other work challenges, as of 1st of October 2021.
We warmly thank...

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 13:28

World Maritime Day 2021 - Seafarers: at the core of shipping's future

World Maritime Day is dedicated this year to “Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future”. The spotlight will be on the heroism of sea professionals who keep global supply chains moving in pandemic times and uninterruptedly run vessels to bring essential goods like food, medicines and energy all over the...

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 07:05

Mapping of Maritime Professionals – MapMar final conference (30 September)

European Social Partners ECSA and ETF set out on an EU-wide project MapMar to breach the gaps and inconsistencies in the way data on employment of maritime professionals is collected.


Millions of maritime professionals contribute to the functioning of maritime transport every day. As the sector develops and employment patterns and practices...

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 10:39

ECSA F.I.T. webinar - Transition (September 9)

ECSA F.I.T. webinars - Finance, Innovation, Transition


The shipping and financial services stakeholders are meeting online to discuss the current opportunities and challenges of ship financing.


ECSA is organising an event to bring together regulators, maritime experts and the financial services stakeholders to discuss the currently ongoing finance initiatives and to find practical...

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 08:09