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More States join IMO call to designate seafarers as key workers

Forty-five IMO Member States and one Associate Member* have now designated seafarers as key workers, which is a key step in resolving the ongoing crew change […]

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ECSA welcomes European Commission’s new Mobility Strategy and underlines competitiveness of the industry as prerequisite to achieving the goals

Welcoming the new Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy published today by the European Commission, ECSA, underlines the importance of maintaining and improving the competitiveness of the […]

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Maritime Safety Committee takes practical steps to support shipping and seafarers during pandemic

An important reference set of protocols to ensure safe ship crew changes and travel during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been recognized by IMO’s technical body, […]

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Shipping industry urges Governments to take forward USD 5 billion proposal to accelerate the decarbonisation of maritime transport

As governments come together at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) to consider important next steps to decarbonise maritime transport, the global shipping industry urgently calls […]

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ICS report reveals scale of challenge to decarbonise shipping

  A new report from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has laid bare the scale of the industry’s decarbonisation challenge. It also sets the scene […]

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Download the 2020 update of the ‘Economic Value of the EU Shipping Industry’ by Oxford Economics

Launched earlier in February during the 2020 European Shipping Week 2020, ECSA has produced a more comprehensive publication of the latest figures on European shipping by […]

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More efforts needed globally to reduce emissions from shipping, say MEPs

The Environment Committee expresses concern with insufficient progress in the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to reduce emissions from the maritime sector internationally. On Thursday, the Environment, Public […]

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IMO report on GHG finds a decoupling between trade and emissions in shipping

The International Maritime Organisation’s fourth Greenhouse Gas Study highlights that the shipping industry has continued its trend of decoupling emissions growth from the global growth of […]

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Maritime industry calls for EU political leadership on seafarers

Due to the heightened humanitarian crisis due to lack of sufficient action by governments in ensuring crew changes happen, European and International maritime industry stakeholders joined […]

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Day of the Seafarer 2020: Let them go home!

ECSA and the ETF: The EU has to  start acting to resolve the current crew change crisis It seems like everybody is aware of the situation by now […]

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