Joint Statement of ECSA and T&E on FuelEU Maritime

With this joint statement, the European Community of Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the European green transport group Transport & Environment (T&E) would like to express their support for the achievement of the objectives of the European Green Deal, EU Climate Law and the Paris Agreement. As an important part of...

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 04:48

ETS: ECSA welcomes European Parliament’s decisive vote on commercial operators and Ocean Fund

European shipowners welcome the strong cross-party support by the European Parliament for key provisions under the revised Emission Trading System for shipping. ECSA welcomes the Parliament’s commitment to enforce the ‘polluter-pays’ principle, by ensuring the mandatory pass-through of the ETS costs to the commercial operators of the vessels through contractual...

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 15:30

Resilient and Sustainable Ship Financing


! Registration is now open !


15 June 2022 | 11:00-13:00 CET | Hybrid



Registration for ECSA’s event on the role of Resilient and Sustainable Ship Financing in the transition towards fully decarbonised shipping is now open!

As the shipping sector strives to decarbonise, the need...

Monday, May 16, 2022 - 14:19



Resilient and Sustainable Ship Financing

15 June 2022 | 11:00-13:00 CET | Hybrid



ECSA is inviting stakeholders to discuss the role of Resilient and Sustainable Ship Financing in the transition towards fully decarbonised shipping.


As the shipping sector strives...

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 13:20

ECSA appoints Sotiris Raptis as Secretary General

Sotiris Raptis has been appointed by the General Assembly to lead the  European Community Shipowners’ Associations as its new Secretary General.


Sotiris Raptis, Secretary General ECSA


Sotiris Raptis (41) has extensive EU political and policy experience, having worked for different organisations in Brussels over the last 14 years. After joining ECSA  as Director...

Monday, May 2, 2022 - 10:45

EU shipowners highlight importance of seafarers in Ukraine crisis


ECSA urges regulators to guarantee seafarers’ mobility and their rights as essential workers.


European shipowners are following very closely the impacts of the events in Ukraine on the crews and the safe continuation of shipping operations.

The EU fleet relies heavily on Ukrainian and Russian seafarers, which make...

Monday, February 28, 2022 - 10:59

Maritime Security: ECSA welcomes extension of Coordinated Maritime Presence


The European shipping industry welcomes the EU’s political commitment to the strengthening of maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea and North-Western Indian Ocean.


Two sets of Council Conclusions have been adopted on Monday to extend and enhance the EU’s Coordinated Maritime Presence (CMP) in the Gulf of...

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 08:00

Philippos Philis takes over as ECSA president with Karin Orsel as Vice-President


Philippos Philis has been appointed as new ECSA President by the General Assembly for a two-year term starting in January with Karin Orsel as new Vice-President. He succeeds Claes Berglund, who served as President since 2020.

“The beginning of the new ECSA Presidency comes at a very challenging time...

Monday, January 10, 2022 - 08:07