The Transport Committee of the European Parliament adopted Thursday the Delli Report on more efficient and cleaner maritime transport, which calls on the Commission, among others, to address the carbon intensity of fuels under the FuelEU Maritime initiative.
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.
The EU will not be able to develop strategic autonomy without utilizing its own Maritime Technology Industry, urges the Shipyards’ & Maritime Equipment Association (SEA Europe).
The European Commission should address fuel suppliers by introducing sub-targets to make low- and zero carbon fuels available for shipping and by increasing the multiplier for renewable fuels used in the maritime sector under the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), the European Shipowners proposed.
European port worker associations expressed their disappointment and frustration in regards to no actions taken by the European Commission on the challenges faced by the port sector due to COVID-19 as well as withdrawal of capacity by major liner companies.
Two workers have lost their lives at two separate Turkish ship recycling yards in the last four months, data provided by NGO Shipbreaking Platform suggests. Both yards are included in the EU List of approved ship recycling facilities, so the Platform called on EU to investigate both.
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.
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.
After efforts by governments around the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) to deter piracy, kidnapping for ransom and organised crime failed, the European Union (EU) launched the pilot case of the Coordinated Maritime Presences (CMP) concept in the area.
Following the launch of ECSA-ETF joint project, which goals to boost participation of women in European shipping, participants held their first kick off meeting.
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