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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 […]

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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 […]