• 2019 March 11 13:06

    ECSA unveils its strategic priorities for EU shipping policy

    The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (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.

    At a high-level event in Brussels, more than 120 industry representatives gathered to discuss the challenges and opportunities for the shipping sector at a global and European level.

    ECSA President Panos Laskaridis delivered a presentation endorsing the strategic importance of European Shipping. After the key note speakers IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim and DG MOVE Deputy Director-General Maja Bakran, ECSA members and panellists addressed issues of key importance for the EU shipping industry, from competitiveness and trade facilitation at EU and international level to decarbonisation, innovation and the human element.
     
    IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim in particular addressed the decarbonisation challenge. “The adoption of the IMO initial strategy on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships and the entry into force of the 0.50% sulphur limit will contribute greatly to the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants. In this regard, the collaboration and cooperation of all stakeholders, in particular the industry and the positive role they play in the regulatory process is of immense value, and greatly appreciated” - he said - “I cannot stress enough how important this year is, in terms of our work and preparation. I can assure you, this year, IMO is focussing on implementing the follow up actions of the initial strategy and eliminating all uncertainties related to IMO 2020 before its entry into force”.

    With a new European Parliament and European Commission coming into office in the coming months, ECSA found it timely to stand still and exchange views on how the EU shipping industry can cooperate with its European regulators. ECSA looks forward to a constructive dialogue with all stakeholders in the coming years, to ensure the EU shipping industry continues to prosper. In the words of ECSA’s President Panagiotis Laskaridis “Europe should be proud of its shipping heritage. The EU shipping industry is the most important geostrategic asset of the EU and is committed to turning current challenges into a growth opportunity for Europe.” He added: “We can only retain that position if the policy framework allows and encourages us to be competitive.” Reflecting upon Mr Kitack Lim’s reference to the decarbonisation challenge, President Laskaridis said: “We embrace the challenge and are committed to take the global lead for a greener future. We are working hard to deliver on our sustainable potential, and call for R&D support from the European institutions”.

    About ECSA

    The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) was founded in 1965 and represents the national shipowners’ associations of the EU and Norway. The European shipowners control 40% of the global commercial fleet, contribute 147 billion to the EU GDP and provide 2.1 million Europeans with careers both on board and ashore. ECSA promotes the interests of European shipping so that the industry can best serve European and international trade in a competitive free business environment to the benefit of shippers and consumers.




2019 August 24

15:44 Vattenfall inaugurates Scandinavia’s largest offshore wind farm
14:42 Eastern Shipbuilding delivers the CAPT. JIM McALLISTER with a USCG Sub-M COI to McAllister Towing
13:26 Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale yields more than $159m in high bids, continues Upward Trend Under Trump Administration USDoI
11:38 Grieg Star takes delivery Supramax vessel the Star Damon
10:58 DNV GL launches renewables certification operations in U.S.

2019 August 23

18:36 Bridge parts transported for second Theemsweg route bridge
18:06 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to East and South Africa, Indian Ocean
17:55 Onezhsky Shipyard launches TSHD Yury Maslyukov
17:36 First CLEANBU wet-dry cargo switch with significant positive environmental impact
17:20 Atomflot and Baltiysky Zavod sign agreement on construction of fourth and fifth nuclear-powered icebreakers of Project 22220
17:05 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Middle East Gulf
16:45 MPI Resolution started blade repair campaign in offshore wind farm
16:35 PIL’s fleet attains Environmental Ship Index (ESI) certification
16:05 Botlek becomes Vopak's styrene hub
15:44 First-of-a-kind floating nuclear power unit Akademik Lomonosov leaves Murmansk for Pevek
15:23 CMA CGM will not use the Northern Sea Route
15:17 Vessel powered by ABB Azipod® propulsion reaches North Pole for the first time in history
15:13 NOVATEK’s Board recommends 1H 2019 dividend
14:47 PGNiG Group posts more than PLN 22.6bn in revenue for H1 2019
14:16 BC Ferries supports whale research at Galiano Island
13:52 Marsden Point, New Zealand tops BIMCO Terminal Vetting Report
13:29 Missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov entered Mediterranean Sea
13:08 Boskalis half year result 2019 tainted by offshore projects
12:34 Sevastopol Sea Port to be subsidized with RUB 54 million by municipal government
12:08 Bibby HydroMap commences second UXO survey for Vattenfall
11:40 Tests of unique replenishment system of Akademik Pashin tanker successfully completed
11:08 DP World Liège Container Terminal boosts eco-efficiency with Konecranes
10:55 Eesti Energia to use Klaipėda LNG terminal services
10:26 Hamburg, Germany to host 15th Arctic Shipping Summit on 4-5 December 2019
10:07 Bridge parts transported for second Theemsweg route bridge
09:53 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.1% to $55.98, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.01% to $55.35
09:34 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,118 points
09:07 Damen wins UX Design Award for Human Machine Interface for Tugs
08:35 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning August, 23
08:07 World’s largest all-electric ferry completes its maiden trip

2019 August 22

18:04 Australian Maritime College and KONGSBERG eye potential for VR training with renewed support program
17:39 Nordic Engineering sponsors roundtable meeting “Import Substitution in Russian Shipbuilding: Ambition and Reality”
17:04 DOF Subsea issues Financial Report for 2nd quarter of 2019
16:47 Karelia proposed construction of deep-water freight and passenger port Kem’
16:25 Bunker prices go down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
16:04 Navios Acquisition reports results for H1 2019
15:53 PJSC TransContainer reports its Financial Results under IFRS for 6M'2019
15:12 ReCAAP ISC has released Guidance on Abduction of Crew in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and Waters off Eastern Sabah
15:04 Essar Ports expects to meet 60 MT target for FY20
14:31 Höegh LNG announces interim results for the quarter and half year ended 30 June 2019
14:14 Peel Ports takes important step towards being Brexit ready
13:56 Yamal LNG shipped twenty million tons
13:35 Arctic block of Far East Investment and Export Agency headed by Dmitry Fishkin
13:13 Sea Machines successfully deploys industry’s first autonomous spill-response vessel
12:28 Fire onboard MV Pyotr Tchaikovsky kills one in Saint-Petersburg
12:13 Frontera Offshore and DOF Subsea join forces for the Subsea Construction and IMR Mexican market
11:31 Kalmar to enhance STS crane capabilities at EUROGATE Tanger
11:21 HELCOM publishes report on noise sensitivity of animals in the Baltic Sea
10:59 HELCOM gets a new Executive Secretary
10:35 Caterpillar Eurasia and Admiral Makarov University agreed on establishing a brand new up-to-date training center
10:10 Steps towards new treaty to protect marine biodiversity
09:38 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.41% to $60.04, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.38% to $55.47
09:20 Hapag-Lloyd announces changes of North Europe Mediterranean Express Service
09:13 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,061 points