This report can help Member States deliver sustainable growth for their maritime economies. It provides Member States with practical guidance in distinct aspects of MSP.
“The European Commission needs to adopt a strong industrial and manufacturing policy based on reciprocity, otherwise our European maritime technology industry won’t survive competition from Asian shipyards,” warned Marian Krzaklewski, rapporteur of the EESC opinion on the LeaderSHIP strategy, adopted at its plenary session on 19 April
One of the world’s most environmentally friendly passenger ships is harnessing the wind for propulsion, cutting CO2 emissions and fuel consumption, thanks to the installation of an innovative rotor sail developed by an EU-funded project.
Air polluting sulphur oxides (SOx) have substantially fallen over the past years, bringing health benefits to people in coastal regions and ports. This is the result of joint efforts by Member States and the maritime industry in implementing new EU new rules on cleaner shipping fuels.
Following the agreement reached at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on an initial strategy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping, Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc and Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action Miguel Arias Cañete issued the following statement.
ECSA has always maintained that shipping has to contribute substantially to global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and will always be committed to most proactive and realistic reduction aspirations. ECSA’s President Panos Laskaridis said: “With the IMO MEPC 72 meeting fast approaching, the European Shipowners reiterate their strongest possible commitment to the development, within the time schedule agreed in the Roadmap, of an ambitious and realistic IMO strategy on GHG, including CO2 emissions reductions from shipping as a whole and urges Member States to work diligently towards this goal”.
European ambition to clean up the shipping sector’s greenhouse gas emissions is being lead by Germany, Belgium and France, a new ranking shows. The top three, followed by the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and then the UK, Denmark, Luxembourg and Finland, were the most active in pushing for an effective climate plan to be agreed by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the UN’s shipping body. The ranking, based on written and oral submissions to the IMO by EU countries, was compiled by sustainable transport NGO Transport & Environment (T&E).