Port of Rotterdam welcomes EU regulation for data harmonization

On Monday 5 November, the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport will discuss the European Maritime Single Window environment (EMSWe) Regulation, to reduce the amount of time that ships spend on reporting procedures. The Port of Rotterdam welcomes this development, as it thinks that data harmonization is of great importance.

Three projects drive alternative fuels uptake in Eastern Mediterranean

Three European Commission co-funded initiatives: Poseidon Med II, CYnergy and Elemed, are leading the uptake of alternative fuels in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Poseidon Med II aims to promote LNG, CYnergy wants to promote self-sufficiency in energy and Elemed aims for the uptake of zero emissions, zero noise and zero impact.

ENMC: Brexit should not disrupt ports and European supply chains

The members of the European Network of Maritime Clusters have unanimously agreed, during the annual meeting held in Malta, that the Brexit deal must minimise disruption at ports and to the complex European supply chains. In order to achieve this, negotiations need ‘calm heads and a sharp focus’.

EU funded program funds new sail system for autonomous boats

Marine-i, an EU funded program created to advance marine innovation in Cornwall, has made a grant award to the Falmouth-based company, Kiote. This company has created a new concept in sail technology that can propel an autonomous vessel. The system could be automatically controlled

EU approves Denmark’s tonnage tax scheme extension

The European Commission has approved the extension of the current Danish tonnage tax scheme to additional types of vessels. This aims to encourage ship registration in Europe and contribute to the global competitiveness of the sector without distorting competition.

EU proposes measure to protect deep-sea species in North-East Atlantic

The proposal considers the obligation for fishermen to bring to land all catches as of 1st January 2019. It also reduces the catch limits in seven fish management areas compared to 2017-2018 levels, including for alfonsinos and black scabbardfish. Fishing for orange roughy will remain prohibited.

EU funds project for LNG retrofit on five ferries

The European Union has approved Baleària’s project, after the company submitted it to the call of funds CEF. This project aims to retrofit five ferries of Baleària so that they can run on LNG.  The European Commission granted to the Baleària € 11,797,424 for the retrofit of the ships, which will be carried out from the end of 2018 until 2021.

Watch: A look into the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

The video, published by the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR), focuses on one of the objectives of the Strategy – Save the Sea, aiming to address threats to marine biodiversity and food web structures, such as eutrophication, invasive species and hazardous substances. 

EU grants €21.4 million for Tallinn-Helsinki maritime link upgrade

The EU has approved a EUR 21.4 million funding for infrastructure upgrade at the Estonian port of Tallinn and Finnish port of Helsinki, together with the City of Helsinki and the passenger ship operators Tallink, Viking Line and Eckerö Line. The total cost of the planned investments is EUR 71.2 million.

Brexit implications for maritime security

Ahead of Brexit and the uncertainties that come with it, especially regarding the content of a possible withdrawal agreement, Ireland reminded operators of maritime transport services are reminded of the legal repercussions, which need to be considered when the UK leaves the EU.


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