Maritime & Ports

Initiative to research more effective IMO2020 enforcement techniques goes live online

Maritime & Ports - 2019-11-27

IMO2020 is just around the corner, and the positive changes it will bring could be dramatic, but only if the new rules are enforced effectively, which will help ensure that full compliance is achieved...

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A Globally-Oriented European Commission for a Strong European Union

Maritime & Ports - 2019-11-28

On behalf of the whole European shipping industry, ECSA welcomes the confirmation of the new College of the European Commission, under the leadership of Commission President Ursula von der Leyen...

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Valenciaport becomes the most transparent port in the world with its time-tracking tool

Maritime & Ports - 2019-11-26

The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) has presented this morning its new tracking tool “Scale Times” in Valenciaport...

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Smart Ports: Piers of Future

Maritime & Ports - 2019-11-24

For the first time, the ports of Antwerp, Barcelona, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Montreal and Rotterdam come together to showcase their most advanced digital transformation and sustainability projects at th...

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The IMO and the Price of Gas or The Impact of the International Maritime Organisation’s Sulphur 2020 Limit for Marine Fuel Oil on the Price of Gas

Maritime & Ports - 2019-11-20

The main bunker fuel for ships is High Sulphur Fuel Oil (HSFO, with sulphur up to 3...

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Shipping climate talks in the slow lane over speed reduction measures

Maritime & Ports - 2019-11-15

The lack of progress and low ambition shown at this week’s round of negotiations to reduce shipping’s contribution to the climate crisis is deeply concerning and disappointing, the Clean S...

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Greece: €140m EIB backing for Port of Piraeus transformation

Maritime & Ports - 2019-11-14

The European Investment Bank (EIB) today formally agreed to provide €140m to support expansion and upgrading of the Port of Piraeus, the principal port of Greece...

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New report highlights health, nature and climate benefits of reducing ship speeds

Maritime & Ports - 2019-11-11

On the eve of the latest round of UN ship climate negotiations at the International Maritime Organisation in London, a new report published by Seas at Risk and Transport & Environment has highligh...

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Europe must stand firm and clean up shipping’s giant CO2 emissions 

Maritime & Ports - 2019-11-08

More people than ever are aware that the giant ships carrying 80% of global trade are also giant polluters...

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Report: A Combination of Approaches Needed for Carbon-Free Maritime Sector

Maritime & Ports - 2019-11-05

With heavy fuel oil covering 82% of the shipping sector’s energy needs, decarbonizing global shipping will play a critical role in achieving climate objectives, a new report by the International...

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ECSA launches strategic priorities for EU shipping policy for the next five years

Maritime & Ports - 2019-10-31

In line with the new cycle of the EU institutions where the European Parliament has just started its mandate and the European Commission's College is being composed, ECSA publishes its new strateg...

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Experimentation with the "Smart Data Services Platform" launched in Le Havre

Maritime & Ports - 2019-10-30

Five public and private partners are launching an experiment on 30 October for the development of the "Smart Data Services" platform in Le Havre, just weeks after the announcement of the res...

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ECSA supports the establishment of a co-programmed partnership zero-emission waterborne transport within Horizon Europe

Maritime & Ports - 2019-10-31

On behalf of the European shipping industry, ECSA (European Community Shipowners' Associations) expresses its support for the move by the European Commission and Member States to establish a&...

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More European Seaports Consider Merger to Combine Strengths and See Off the Challenges of the Future

Maritime & Ports - 2019-10-29

Having seen the French ports of Calais and Boulogne sur Mer merge into 'Port Boulogne Calais' in 2015, and with plans to do the same with Le Havre, Rouen and Paris by 2021 on the table, it see...

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EFIP celebrates its 25th Anniversary in Strasbourg

Maritime & Ports - 2019-10-25

On 23 October 2019, EFIP members gathered in Strasbourg (France) for their annual Executive Committee meeting and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP)...

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ECSA launches its Maritime Growth Plan for “Sustainable Maritime Jobs, Growth and Competitiveness”

Maritime & Ports - 2019-10-28

ECSA is launching its ambitious Maritime Growth Plan on 28 October at an event attended by Member States, the European Commission, the European Parliament and its social partners...

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IMO Symposium: Ammonia and Hydrogen Are Fuels of the Future

Maritime & Ports - 2019-10-21

Ammonia and hydrogen are promising potential fuels of the future in a decarbonized shipping industry, it was concluded at last week’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) symposium on sulph...

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How Does the New Proposed Brexit Deal Work and What are the Views of the Logistics Industry?

Maritime & Ports - 2019-10-18

The logistics industry will be watching the result of the debate in Parliament tomorrow anxious that a no-deal scenario can be avoided with regard to Britain's seemingly imminent exit from the Eur...

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Antwerp and Zeebrugge in merger talks

Maritime & Ports - 2019-10-21

The two Belgian ports expect the outcome within two years...

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Brexit: European shipping industry urges for negotiated settlement that includes transition period

Maritime & Ports - 2019-10-11

In a letter today to the EU's Chief Negotiator for the exit of the UK from the EU, Mr Michel Barnier, ECSA and its member the UK Chamber of Shipping strongly urge for a negotiated settlement that ...

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