ECSA in full support of effective and well-targeted tonnage tax for shipping

Today, the Federation of European Private Port Operators (FEPORT) and the European Association for Forwarding, Transport, Logistics and Customs Services (CLECAT) once again asked the European Commission to take action to restrict the use of the tonnage tax system for shipping companies. Both organisations suggest to no longer apply the...

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 13:12

ECSA: Major review of EU's trade policy necessary to boost global economy after COVID-19

Following the announcement today by the European Commission for a major review of the EU's trade policy, ECSA voices its strong support in view of a much-needed stimulus to revitalise the global economy and the multilateral trading system.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted and is still inflicting widespread economic and...

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 13:48

ECSA launches video #EveryShipmentCounts

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European shipping industry has been working hard to ensure that goods such as food and medical supplies, as well as energy supplies and the transport services continue to be delivered to millions of EU citizens.

The video showcases maritime workers from across...

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 10:00

ECSA welcomes Council conclusions on EU Waterborne Transport Sector

The Council of Ministers of Transport adopted on 5 June its conclusions on "EU Waterborne Transport Sector – Future outlook: Towards a carbon-neutral, zero accidents, automated and competitive EU Waterborne Transport Sector". This decision endorses the Opatija Declaration adopted at political level on 11 March 2020.

"The European shipping...

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 15:12

COVID-19 Joint statement of ECSA, EMPA and ETF on protective measures to minimise risks between crew and shore based personnel boarding a ship

ECSA, EMPA and ETF welcome the recommendations by the European Healthy GateWays and call for a common approach for the health and safety of maritime transport workers and smooth and efficient operations in port


  • Despite the many challenges posed by the current COVID-19 crisis, maritime professionals across the...
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 12:33

The European shipping industry: a key enabler to offshore wind

The European shipping industry is integral to offshore wind as a clean energy source. The industry looks forward to supporting the growth of offshore wind as expressed in the European Green Deal and expanding European leadership on a global scale.

Today, May 20th, marks European Maritime Day: an occasion to...

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 08:05

Survey report shows severe economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on European shipping

Survey results show that important segments of the European shipping industry are heavily impacted, and European or national measures are not always available in all member states to alleviate the situation.

European shipping is facing a critical moment in the face of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Shipping companies, charterers, operators,...

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 12:48

ECSA welcomes the European Commission's package on tourism and transport in 2020 and beyond

Comprising five documents, the package touched on a common approach to lifting restrictions of free movement within the EU's internal borders, a common framework to support the gradual re-establishment of transport, common criteria and principles for tourism activities as well as recommendations on cancellation alternatives.

ECSA and its members welcome...

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 08:57