NAIADES II Package adopted by European Commission

The European Commission adopted on 10 September 2013 the NAIADES II package entitled “Towards quality Inland Waterway transport”. The main rationale behind this new package is the promotion of inland navigation, building on the achievements of the first NAIADES programme, with a view to fully exploiting the unused potential of...

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 07:24

A memorable farewell party for ECSA’s former Secretary General Alfons Guinier

Alfons GuinierThe wider Brussels community gathered on 12 September 2013 to bid farewell to Alfons Guinier, who retired as Secretary General of the ECSA on 1 September, after having served the organisation for more than 22 years. Representatives of EU institutions, other transport-related organisations, national shipowners associations, members of the press...

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 07:20


Annual Report 2013Shipping is increasingly pushed into the defensive corner when considering environmental challenges. Industry should urgently devise a strategy to overcome this unfortunate situation, advocating the positive efforts shipowners are making to raise the sustainability of their operations. This is the key message ECSA President Juan Riva gave today when introducing...

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 08:59

EU Takes Initiatives to Increase Security in Somalia

The EU has announced that it will increase its financial support to AMISOM (the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia) by €142 million. This brings the total EU aid to AMISOM close to €600 million, confirming the EU's vital role in the stabilization and reconstruction efforts in the country.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 13:21