ECSA: European shipping is central to the success of EU's new trade strategy

With the launch of the European Commission's Trade Policy Review published last week, the EU is setting a new course for a stronger role in the new global context.

"Shipping accounts for 76% of the EU’s external trade so the value of shipping to the European economy cannot be underestimated,"...

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 12:08

Joint Statement: Recovery and Resilience Facility | Transport keeps us going forward

On 9 February, the European Parliament endorsed the agreement on the Proposal for a Regulation establishing a Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). With a budget of EUR 672.5 billion, the RRF is the EU’s main instrument to recover from the crisis caused by COVID-19.

While being hit hard by the...

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 09:41

ECSA webinar on "Is the EU ETS the best way to decarbonise shipping?"

The lively discussions in the webinar held on 27 January further highlighted the importance of getting it right, so that shipping can reach its carbon-neutral objectives - a common goal shared by the industry, policymakers and civil society.  

The 1.5 hour panel was moderated by Martin Dorsman, Secretary General...

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 09:10

Neptune Declaration is shipping's urgent call to end crew change crisis

On behalf of the European shipping industry, ECSA fully supports the new global pledge to urge policymakers to end the deepening crew change crisis.  

In the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change launched today, the signatories comprise over 300 maritime industry and human rights leaders, who vow...

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 14:09

Open Letter: EU Member States must enable crew changes to take place without further delays and prioritise seafarers for vaccination

To: Heads of State and Government of EU Member States

Copied to:

  • President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen
  • President of the European Council, Charles Michel
  • Commissioner for Health, Stella Kyriakides
  • Commissioner for Transport, Adina Vălean
  • Permanent Representations of the EU

Subject: EU Member States must enable crew changes...

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 15:25

Maritime social partners request the European Commission to follow up on prompt and predictable disembarkation of rescued people in distress at sea

ECSA, the ETF, the ICS and the ITF addressed a joint letter to Commission President Von der Leyen, Vice President Schinas, Commissioner Johansson and Commissioner Vălean reiterating their call for the European Commission to follow up on the promise to ensure prompt and predictable disembarkation of people in distress at...

Monday, December 14, 2020 - 11:36