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European shippers concerned about EU shipment capacity

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The European Shippers’ Council was asked by representatives of national shippers’ councils, as well as by individual export companies, to organize an emergency meeting. This meeting took place last week and focused on the current situation in maritime sector: goods to be exported have been waiting for up to 8 weeks to be loaded on ships.

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Code for search and rescue NGOs outlined in EU

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On Wednesday 29 March, CEO David Hammond spoke in the European Parliament to outline the new voluntary ‘Code of Conduct for Search and Rescue Operations undertaken by civil society Non-Governmental Organisations in the Mediterranean Sea’ and to urge European institutions to better support lawful humanitarian efforts by NGOs.

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BPA calls for frictionless trade post Brexit

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The British Ports Association recently discussed the issue of post-Brexit trade between the UK and EU. Specifically, the Ports Association’s Chief Executive Richard Ballantyne made the case a frictionless trade agreement between the country and EU while the number one Brexit related concern from the ports sector was reported to be the facilitation, with potential major challenges on Ro-Ro and ferry routes.

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EU project tests new standard for navigation

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The EU project EfficienSea2 is testing the first ever system using a newly proposed standard for digitalising Navigational Warnings. When properly assessed, the new standard could be a global reality within a year and make mapping of warnings easier. The EU-project, led by the DMA, will make it easier for seafarers to get access to information and navigate safely.

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Nautilus calls for decent regulation to boost MLC minimum standards

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Nautilus has stated that a more fairly regulated shipping industry will ensure a more skilled and certain jobs future for European seafarers. Therefore, adequate regulation is needed for the shipping industry, to stamp out the downwards spiral in seafarers’ working lives, provide support for the maritime cluster and ensure the resilience of European shipping.

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EU shipping industry calls for firmer strategy

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ECSA announced that the European shipping industry welcomes the European Commission’s mid-term review of the EU Maritime Transport Strategy 2009-2018. The industry endorses the emphasis on better regulation and strategy goals, promoting Europe as a globally leading, high-quality region for shipping to do business in.

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Supporting CETA to boost trade, ECSA says

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CETA is due to ensure open markets for international maritime transport services and is one of the first agreements to conditionally open some feeder services, transportation of empty containers and dredging services. ECSA has announced that the EU-Canada CETA should facilitate and boost trade between Canada and the EU, eliminating many trade barriers and offering access to new markets.

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