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

Croatian shipowners join ECSA as full member

European shipowners are proud to welcome Croatian Shipowners’ Association Mare Nostrum as a full member of ECSA from 1 January 2023.

Mare Nostrum represents 10 members among the leading Croatian shipping companies.

“We are proud to welcome Mare Nostrum to the ECSA membership” said ECSA President Philippos Philis – “Having...

Monday, January 23, 2023 - 13:15

SAVE THE DATE – ECSA Ship Finance Roundtable


"The role of private alternative ship financing"

15 February 2023 from 10.00 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...

Friday, January 20, 2023 - 15:13

New advisory committee launched to address major maritime issues impacting Filipino seafarers



  • Shipping industry leaders form part of newly created advisory board, the ‘International Advisory Committee on Global Maritime Affairs’ (IACGMA).
  • Creation of advisory board initially recommended by His Excellency Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr during a meeting with shipping industry leaders on 13 December 2022 in Brussels.
  • The...
Monday, January 16, 2023 - 10:02