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.
European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of DSME by another shipbuilding group, Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings, under the EU Merger Regulation.
NAPA has joined forces with more than twenty industry leaders and academic bodies, as part of the European Commission-funded FLARE project to develop a risk-based methodology that will enable “live” flooding risk assessment and control for the passenger sector.
The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have reached a provisional political agreement on the ambitious new measures proposed by the Commission to tackle marine litter at its source, targeting the 10 plastic products most often found on our beaches as well as abandoned fishing gear.
All vessels sailing under an EU flag will eventually be required to use an approved ship recycling facility, once the EU Ship Recycling Regulation effectively applies. This will be on 31 December 2018.
NYK has been investigated by the European Commission since September 2012 for a suspicion of violating the EU competition law in connection with ocean shipping services for cars and trucks.
ESC together with the other associations, such as CLECAT and IRU, has asked the EC’s DG for Taxation and Customs Union to reduce the administrative and financial burden.
European Commission is proposing that an agreement between social partners to improve the working conditions of seafarers on board.
On the occasion of the “Digital Assembly 2017” co-organised on 15 & 16 June by the European Commission and the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU the European seafarers and shipowners highlight the importance that shipping is urgently better served by smart digital solutions to finally decrease the administrative burden they face.