Event | Day of the seafarer 2024 - next generation at sea | 25 June 2024



To celebrate the Day of the Seafarer 2024, the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) seek to gather policymakers, seafarers, industry and unions for an event dedicated to exploring the potential of future careers at sea.

Seafarers play a vital role in the global economy, facilitating international trade, and connecting nations across the seas...

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 14:20

European shipowners welcome Council call for a competitive maritime sector

Member States adopted last Friday Council conclusions calling for a maritime industrial strategy to enhance the competitiveness of the sector.


European shipowners welcome the call by Member States on the need for a European maritime industrial strategy that supports the competitiveness of the maritime sector.

European shipowners believe that...

Monday, May 27, 2024 - 13:48

ECSA welcomes European Council call for European Competitiveness Deal 

ECSA welcomes the call of the European leaders for a European competitiveness deal. The conclusions of the European Council summit this week in Brussels highlight that efforts are required to close growth, productivity and innovation gaps between the EU and its international partners and main competitors towards a climate-neutral economy.  ...

Friday, April 19, 2024 - 13:36

Joint open letter following the seizure of the MSC Aries

ECSA joins 16 maritime industry associations and social partners in a joint industry open letter to the United Nations Secretary General – His Excellency Antonio Guterres – calling for assistance following the seizure of the MSC Aries on Saturday 13 April.

16 maritime industry associations and social partners (ASA, BIMCO...

Friday, April 19, 2024 - 10:02

Event | Bringing clean shipping fuels to the market | 9 April 2024



9 April 2024 | 11:00 - 12:30 CET | European Parliament

The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and Transport & Environment (T&E) seek to gather policymakers, industry professionals, NGOs and researchers for a Parliamentary event dedicated to sustainable fuels for shipping. 

Co-hosted by: MEP Vera Tax (S&D) and MEP...

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 - 13:32

Joint Declaration: "Charting the course towards a resilient, competitive and sustainable future"

EU’s waterborne transport sector issues Joint Declaration, charting the course towards a resilient, competitive and sustainable future

The Joint Declaration, signed by 13 European Associations, calls for a coordinated effort between public and private sector actors, with resilience, competitiveness and level playing field as cornerstones.

Find the Join Declaration here...

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 15:55

Joint Industry Statement on the attack on MV TRUE CONFIDENCE

Industry Associations express their deep concern over the tragic loss of life and injuries suffered by the crew of MV True Confidence in an attack in the Red Sea on 6 March 2024.

The loss of life and injuries to civilian seafarers is completely unacceptable. Merchant vessels crewed by civilian...

Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 12:35