The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of container liner shipping company Hamburg Südamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft KG (HSDG) of Germany by Maersk Line A/S of Denmark, subject to conditions.
In an international expression of support for the current plight of Spanish dockworkers, yesterday told EC that the IDC was withdrawing from its Sectoral Social Dialogue process.
Today the European Border and Coast Guard Agency is being officially launched, less than a year after it was first proposed by the Commission.
The High Representative and the European Commission set out an integrated response to the challenges of the Arctic.
Greece’s top shipping lobby on Thursday rejected a European Commission call for the government to reform its shipping tax system, saying this could hurt a key driver of the crisis-hit economy.
The European Commission said on Friday it had opened an in-depth investigation into alleged state aid to two container terminal operators in Europe’s second busiest port, Antwerp in Belgium.
In an effort to provide the European Commission with constructive input ahead of the upcoming review of the EU shipping policy in 2017, European shipowners unveiled on Tuesday 16+1 proposals to highlight the industry’s point of view and priorities.
EU Institutions met with the European Commission in trialogue on 6 May and reached an agreement on the Commission’s proposal for a Directive on seafarers’ exclusions. A compromise text for a new directive to increase protection of seafarers’ labour rights was confirmed by the Council’s Committee of Permanent Representatives (Coreper).