A global network of maritime technology cooperation centres has completed an impressive array of pilot projects over the past three years, helping to drive forward the changes which are required to reduce GHG emissions from shipping.
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EU has suspended its search-and-rescue sea patrols that have helped to rescue thousands of refugees and migrants attempting the dangerous Mediterranean crossing into European waters, often in overcrowded and unseaworthy boats
ECSA has unveiled its strategic priorities for EU shipping policy, which will guide the association’s activities vis-à-vis International and European regulators for the next five years.
Ship recycling yards approved by the EU will have enough capacity to handle demand from EU-flagged ships that need to be scrapped, a new analysis shows.
The European Union (EU) has extended its anti-piracy naval patrols off Somalia until 31 December 2020.
A UK court has found six men guilty of trying to smuggle migrants across the English Channel in overcrowded boats.
ETF has issued guidelines on the development of new technology in the shipping industry, including “autonomous” ships, to ensure maritime safety, environmental protection, benefits for maritime workers’ lives and conditions, and sustainability.
The European shipowners are pleased with the European Council’s decision of 30 July to extend the mandate of EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta until 31 December 2020.
Latin America Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre, part of a global network established under an ambitious IMO-EU project to further efforts to combat climate change, has been launched in Panama.