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September 21, 2017

ETA joins “More EU budget for transport, the best investment plan for Europe” campaign

  21 September 2017 An alliance of 30 EU transport organizations presented today a campaign to increase Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funding to improve EU transport infrastructure. With the slogan “More EU budget for transport, the best investment plan for Europe” the campaign demands a stronger CEF budget, the necessary changes to address the Facility´s funding […]


June 29, 2017

“I AM” members agree on priority topics for 2018 and adopt a first position paper on digitalization

On June 27th, 2017, the members of the “I AM”, the industry alliance of transport chain stakeholders gathered in Amsterdam at RAI. The meeting, which was kindly hosted by TOC 2017 organizers, allowed participants to share a number of updates about current files such as the review of the combined Transport Directive as well as […]


June 12, 2017

Leendert Muller takes the helm as Chairman of ETA

Multraship Managing Director, Leendert Muller, was elected as Chairman of ETA at its Annual Meeting in Trieste. He succeeds Tug Malta’s Chief Executive Mr Mario Mizzi. Mr. Muller has spent over 30 years working in the towage and salvage industry and is a certified master and acting senior Salvage Master. He has been part of […]

ETA 54th Annual Meeting

April 26, 2017

ETA highlights the sector contribution to maritime safety in its Annual Conference

“Safety is our Business”: this is the central theme of 2017 ETA Annual Meeting Conference, which will take place on the 8th of June in the Italian city of Trieste. The event will be focused on the different aspects affecting maritime safety and how the towage sector plays an essential role to reach the highest […]

Valletta Declaration

March 31, 2017

EU ministers outline the future of the EU Maritime Policy

The Maltese Presidency put once more the EU maritime transport sector in the spotlight with the organization of the shipping sector stakeholders conference and the Ministerial Conference on Maritime policy which approved the Valletta Declaration. This document outlines a common vision on the goals and priorities for the EU maritime transport policy until 2020. The […]


March 23, 2017

Workshop on the role of Digital Technologies applied to the Maritime Transport Sector

ETA coorganized with the Permanent Representation of Malta on the Monday of the 27th of February a workshop on the digitalization of the shipping industry. The event brought together EU and national policy makers, representatives of the industry and the media to discuss how the digital technologies represent a challenge and a big opportunity for the sector. […]


March 17, 2017

“I AM”, the Industry Alliance for Logistics and Connectivity agrees on priorities

During the first 2017 meeting, the 22 members of the newly-born I AM Industry Alliance of transport chain stakeholders have agreed upon their common vision regarding multimodality, connectivity, logistics and growth and will start to work on the following issues: – Reduction of air pollution:  Decarbonisation, NOx and sulphur emissions; – Intermodality: Combined Transport Directive, interoperability and […]


March 7, 2017

ETA participated in the 2nd European Shipping Week

Brussels hosted for a second time the European Shipping Week. The event organised by ECSA, put the shipping industry in the spotlight of the EU policy debate and gave the sector the visibility it deserved. ETA, as a partner of the ESW steering committee had a very active role during the 5 days, which helped […]


February 17, 2017

EU Parliament decides on shipping emissions and trade

The Plenary of the EU Parliament voted on two dossiers which will have an important impact on the EU shipping sector. Europarliamentarians ratified the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and supported the reform of the European Emissions Trading System (ETS), the EU carbon market designed to reduce the Union´s emissions by obliging companies to […]


January 17, 2017

A glance at the EU policy work on the shipping sector in 2017

Political activity resumes in Brussels after the holiday season. This year has been themed by the EU Commission as the European Maritime Year; the EC will be publishing and supporting several initiatives that will define the development of the sector for the next years. The focus on the EU maritime policy will be complemented by […]