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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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December 22, 2016

The Maltese Council Presidency puts the Maritime sector in the EU agenda

The Maltese government aims to bring the maritime sector back in the spotlight of the EU agenda during its 6 months  Presidency of the EU Council. As an island nation and a shipping power, Malta aspires to use next semester and the EU Maritime Year to create momentum for big a leap concerning the EU maritime […]

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December 8, 2016

ETA with other 21 EU Assoc. establishes a new partnership for Logistics

ETA joined the efforts of other 21 EU industry associations to launch a new platform representing the totality of the transport modes and logistic chain. The Industry Alliance for Multimodal Connectivity and Logistics is composed of different organizations covering the modes of transport, cargo owners, freight forwarders, logistics and port service providers, shipyards, transport workers […]

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November 9, 2016

UNCTAD publishes its 2016 Maritime Transport Review

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) presented the 2016 edition of its review of Maritime Transport. The publication examines the current situation of the sector and the long-term prospects for seaborne trade, which it describes as uncertain and subject to downside risks. The publication underlines the apparent weakening of the trade-GDP growth ratio. During […]

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November 3, 2016

IMO meeting defines its emissions policy for the next years

The 70th Meeting of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC70) took place between 24th-28th October. During these negotiations, member states reached a series of agreements which will define the sustainability of shipping in the years to come. IMO members agreed to establish a cap on sulphur emissions, a strategy to curb greenhouse gases in […]

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October 20, 2016

ETA participates in a collective campaign to boost EU transport budget

30 European transport associations, representing infrastructure managers, operators, local authorities, users and equipment suppliers in the maritime, inland waterways, railways, road, cycling, aviation and intermodal sectors, call on the European Parliament and the Council to approve the Commission proposal for the review of the Multi-Annual Financial Framework. The proposal foresees an increase of EUR 1.4 […]

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October 11, 2016

The ETA at the Malta Maritime Summit, a prelude for the upcoming presidency

The ETA has participated in the Malta Maritime Summit which took place in Valleta from the 3rd to the 6th of October.  This Summit was primarily aimed at giving industry a voice in the maritime sector primarily in view of Malta’s upcoming Presidency of the Council of the EU next January; a Presidency whereby maritime […]