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2020 Global Sulphur Limit implementation: INTERCARGO raises Safety concerns

With 1 January 2020 less than five and a half months away, INTERCARGO expresses its growing concern in view of the magnitude of the challenge lying […]

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Six Months to go to the ‘Global Sulphur Cap’

With six months to go until the implementation of the ‘Global Sulphur Cap’ the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has issued updated guidance to help shipowners […]

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ECSA holds workshop on the practical implementation of IMO GHG strategy

The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) organised a workshop on the practical implementation of measures to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions, attended by representatives of the European […]

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The Shipping Industry urges Transport Committee MEPs to enhance Maritime Commerce, Working Conditions and Sustainable Transport through adoption of the Clune Report

On Thursday the European Parliament Transport Committee will vote on Deirdre Clune’s report on the draft regulation for a European Maritime Single Window Environment.  The World […]

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EU legislators reach solid agreement on the new Directive on Port Reception Facilities for the delivery of waste from ships

Last week, representatives from the Presidency of the European Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission reached a provisional agreement on the proposal for the […]

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Brexit – Implications for holders of Certificates of Competency issued in the UK

Brexit has all kinds of implications. Seafarers holding Certificates of Competency (CoC) issued by the UK risk losing opportunities for employment. ECSA has therefore joined forces […]

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ON COURSE TOWARDS ADMINISTRATIVE SIMPLIFICATION FOR SHIPPING

ECSA and the World Shipping Council (WSC) welcome the adoption of a General Approach on the proposal for a European Maritime Single Window environment by Transport […]

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ICS Chairman Calls for Comprehensive Revision of STCW Seafarer Training Regime

Speaking in Manila, the Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Esben Poulsson, has called for a comprehensive revision of the IMO STCW Convention which […]

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Parliament guarantees the provision of adequate port reception facilities for all ships entering EU ports, in line with the polluter pays principle

The Transport Committee of the European Parliament adopted earlier this week the final report on the Port Reception Facilities and gave a mandate to the Rapporteur […]

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European Shipowners and Maritime Technology Industry call for decisive actions against unfair trade practices and in favour of global playing field

SEA Europe and ECSA, the trade associations representing respectively European shipbuilding and maritime equipment and European shipowners, welcome the recent statement of EU Trade Commission Cecilia […]

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