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ECSA and ETF request Commissioner Vălean for EU coordination on implementing IMO Framework for ensuring safe ship crew changes

ECSA and the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF) sent a joint letter to the European Commissioner for Transport, requesting her assistance in ensuring EU-wide coordination on implementing the IMO's 'Framework of Protocols for ensuring safe ship crew changes and travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic'. The IMO recently published the...

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 10:02

ECSA Board welcomes the positive discussions in the Transport Ministers' meeting

At their meeting today, ECSA's Board of Directors voiced its support for the positive outcomes for the European shipping industry at the informal teleconference of the Transport Ministers that took place on 29 April 2020.

The Ministers very much echoed the industry's perspective that a common European approach is urgently needed...

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 13:14

All ships in port to sound their horns on 1 May

ECSA joins the International Chamber of Shipping in calling all member companies, shipowners, managers, port operators and any relevant national stakeholder to encourage ships captains to sound their horns when in port at 12h00 local time on 1 May 2020.

The move is to celebrate and recognise the contributions and...

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 09:19

ECSA and ETF call for coordinated EU action on crew changes

In a letter addressed to European Commissioners, jointly signed by ECSA and the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF), the two maritime social partners call for special measures to be taken with the greatest urgency. Such actions will help ensure that the shipping industry and the maritime transport workers can play...

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 12:20

ECSA and ETF launch joint project WESS

ECSA and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) are happy to announce that they have been awarded EU funding for a new joint social dialogue project that will be implemented over the next 24 months.

The project is entitled “Contributing to an Attractive, Smart and Sustainable Working Environment in the...

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 08:30

ECSA Board: Shipping industry keeps Europe running but will need more EU support to recover

In their meeting on 2 April, ECSA's Board of Directors thanks all maritime professionals across the whole shipping industry for their dedication and sacrifices made to continue the supply of goods and equipment and the necessary transport services to millions of citizens currently affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"European shipping...

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 13:19

Joint industry statement on COVID-19: Transport keeps us going

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 a pandemic and governments worldwide have taken wide-ranging measures to contain the spread of the virus.

The transport sector has a crucial role to play in the supply of goods, in particular medicines, medical devices, food and other...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 09:10