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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 […]


August 2, 2017

Estonia´s Council Presidency to focus on the digitalisation of transport

Estonia replaced Malta at the helm of the EU  Council. Being an insular nation and a shipping power, Malta gave great relevance to maritime policy during its 6 months Presidency. Estonia, for its part, as the most digital friendly EU Member State wants to use its Presidency as an opportunity to foster the transformative effects of […]


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 […]

ETA gala dinner

June 26, 2017

Trieste hosted another succesful ETA Annual Meeting

ETA 54th Annual Meeting became another milestone for the Association. More than 160 delegates and guests attended the annual event, that this year took place in Trieste, making this edition one of the biggest in the history of the European Tugowners Association. During the three days, both the Executive Committee and the Annual General Meeting […]


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 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 […]