Europe’s biggest shipowner body is throwing its weight behind a controversial proposed amendment to the EU’s Waste Shipment Regulation that would effectively make it possible to recycle EU-flagged ships at non-OECD shipbreaking facilities in South Asia.
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced that it will postpone price increases on canal transit fees which were due to come into effect tomorrow.
The Transport Committee of the European Parliament adopted today the Delli Report on more efficient and cleaner maritime transport.
ECSA and the ETF wrote to EU Vice President Margaritis Schinas and Commissioner Ylva Johansson, voicing their grave concern about the humanitarian crisis on board the oil tanker Maersk Etienne.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European shipping industry has been working hard to ensure that goods such as food and medical supplies, as well as energy supplies and the transport services, continue to be delivered to millions of EU citizens.
As ship crew members have extended their contracts for months as a result of lockdown, The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) have sent a letter to the European Commission, urging to reopen the Schengen consulates abroad to provide visa to seafarers.
Following the statement by the Executive Vice-President, on the postponement of the COP26, the ECSA Board of Directors who met, took note of and fully supports the firm commitment of the European Commission towards the European Green Deal.
A delegation from ICS, ASA and the ECSA has, at the WTO in Geneva, expressed concern over recent increases in protectionist measures.
A new survey from ICS and the ECSA reveals that not only is internet access for seafarers for personal use on board ships more widespread and available than previously imagined.