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Joint ETF-ECSA Statement on the recognition of seafarers as key workers

Trade unions and employers associations in the maritime industry – both at international and EU level – have been calling on States throughout the Covid-19 pandemic […]

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EU shipowners welcome Parliament’s call for a comprehensive approach under FuelEU Maritime

The Transport Committee of the European Parliament adopted today the Delli Report on more efficient and cleaner maritime transport. The Report calls on the Commission to address […]

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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 […]

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EU shipowners call for fund coupled with targets for fuel suppliers to decarbonise shipping

The European Commission should address fuel suppliers by introducing sub-targets to make low- and zero carbon fuels available for shipping and by increasing the multiplier for […]

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EU’s FuelEU Maritime initiative to drive decarbonization

The European Commission launched the initiative – FuelEU Maritime – which aims to increase the use of sustainable alternative fuels in European shipping and ports, in […]

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Webinar: “Is EU ETS the best way to decarbonise shipping?”

  Webinar: “Is EU ETS the best way to decarbonise shipping?”   Date: 27 January 2021, Wednesday Time: 12:00 – 13:30 CET Venue: Online Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-is-eu-ets-the-best-way-to-decarbonise-shipping-tickets-136612019227 […]

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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 […]

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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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