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Shipping central to the success of EU’s new trade strategy, says ECSA

With shipping accounting for 76% of the EU’s external trade, the value of shipping to the European economy cannot be underestimated. This was the message of European shipowners with respect to the launch of the European Commission’s Trade Policy Review, last week, setting a new course for a stronger EU role globally. 

EU action in Gulf of Guinea is welcome but more needs to be done, says ECSA

European shipowners (ECSA) welcomed the EU’s political commitment to a first pilot of the new Coordinated Maritime Presences (CMP) concept in the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of West Africa, but cautions that the situation remains precarious for European and international merchant vessels and more needs to be done urgently.

EU’s FuelEU Maritime initiative to drive decarbonization

The European Commission launched the initiative – FuelEU Maritime – which aims to increase the use of sustainable alternative fuels in European shipping and ports, in efforts to drive decarbonization and sustainability within the industry.

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