Following several Brexit discussions, the EU-UK supply and logistics chains came into the spotlight. Although, maintaining the fluidity of their trade relationship, is a top priority.

Specifically, shipping companies are joining their forces to smoothly run this business reality come into effect.

Mutual market access, plays an essential role in order to continue those close relations between the two sides by providing maritime services, in areas such as the offshore supply sector and regular domestic trades.

European shipowners strongly believe the current interconnection of companies and services across both sides of the Channel should be preserved to ensure the well-functioning of both the EU/EEA and UK economies. It is essential that we secure the fluidity of trade, continued market access and easy movement of staff and passengers, while maintaining the current level playing field between the EU and the UK.

...said Martin Dorsman, ECSA’s Secretary General.

In light of the situation, ECSA calls the EU and UK regulators to continue the current alignment of shipping matters, while highlights the importance of including maritime transport in the upcoming trade negotiations.