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.
ECSA - The European Community Shipowners' Associations
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.
At the ECR Conference on Maritime Security and the Blue Economy yesterday in the European Parliament, ECSA raises the alarm about the dire security situation in the Gulf of Guinea.
At COP 25, the UN Climate Change Conference, in Madrid, ICS, ECSA, and ANAVE organized an event dedicated to the decarbonization of shipping.
Following the seizure of the oil tanker ‘Stena Impero’ on 19 July ICS, ECSA and ASA jointly urge immediate action by the international community to stop the escalation of tensions and fully respect international law.
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.