Ratification of HNS Convention is a matter of urgency

During the European Shipping Week 2020, shipowners organised an event as part of their ratification campaign of the 2010 International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea (HNS Convention).

Wednesday’s event gathered representatives from the IMO, the IOPC fund,...

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 08:17

The European shipping industry publishes position paper on the EU Green Deal

On the occasion of the European Shipping Week, ECSA - the European Community Shipowners'  Associations - has launched its position paper in response to the EU Green Deal proposed by the new European Commission.

"The shipping industry is fully committed to eradicating its GHG emissions completely as soon as possible...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 10:20

Discussing social matters with social partners - Day Two of the European Shipping Week

The second day of the European Shipping week was filled with contributions by the European social partners for maritime transport – the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA). The two organisations are collaborating through different perspectives (i.e. social partners of the Social Dialogue for...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 15:11

European Shipping Week 2020 opens with the latest figures on European shipping

The European Shipping Week 2020 - the biggest shipping event in Brussels and the flagship event of ECSA - opens today with the release of the latest figures on European shipping by Oxford Economics.

According to the latest information from 2018, European shipping directly contributed €54 billion to the Gross...

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 08:53

ECSA raises the alarm about the Gulf of Guinea

At the ECR Conference on Maritime Security and the Blue Economy yesterday in the European Parliament, ECSA raises the alarm about the dire security situation in the Gulf of Guinea.

"Urgent action has to be taken by the EU right away. The new European Commission wants to be a geopolitical...

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 08:35

European shipping industry urges the revival of Operation Sophia

In his statement yesterday at the Foreign Affairs Council, High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell said that the EU "[has] to revive" Operation Sophia.

The deployment of the Operation Sophia’s naval assets will remain suspended, as EU member states continue to work on a solution on disembarkation.

"The European shipping industry...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 15:36


The shipping and financial services industries are meeting

in the Press Club, Brussels on 20 January 2020 between 14.00 – 17.00

to discuss the future opportunities and challenges regarding ship financing

ECSA is organising an event to bring together technical maritime experts and the financial services stakeholders to find practical...

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 08:27