The European Commission (EC) will propose new rules to increase the safety of ferries and other boats by the end of 2012.
A recent study by the Dutch economic consultancy Profundo argues that a financial measure to ensure the green recycling of ships controlled by the EU is not only legally defensible but is necessary.
The European Union has awarded the international Mare Nostrum consortium €4.3m to explore new ways of preserving the Mediterranean Sea and its coastline.
The European Ships and Maritime Equipment Association (SEA Europe) has welcomed the launch of LeaderSHIP 2020, the strategy to increase the competitiveness of the European maritime technology industry.
EU Member States will have to plan the use of their sea space and work together where they share a sea basin, according to a proposed European Commission Directive on maritime spatial planning and integrated coastal management.
The Conference Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) is calling on the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the European Union to improve maritime safety following a debate in the European Parliament last week about the 1999 ‘Erika’ shipwreck.
The European Commission has adopted an action plan to help revitalise the marine and maritime economy in the Atlantic Ocean area.
The European Commission’s proposal to appoint an independent supervisor for ports in every Member State will lead to a lot of unnecessary bureaucracy, says the Port of Rotterdam Authority.
The Global Shippers’ Forum has taken special notice of proposals from the European Commission to establish a system to reduce carbon emissions (CO2) from the maritime sector.
The European Commissioner for Transport, Siim Kallas, has signed an agreement towards funding support of €11.3m for a joint project called Twin-Ports, between the Port of Helsinki and the Port of Tallinn.
The European Parliament has voted in favour of the new EU Ship Recycling Regulation that bans the breaking of EU ships on beaches.
A new Port Security Management System (PSMS) has been developed to help maritime and logistics professionals access and improve overall port security.
The European Commission’s Horizon 2020 work programme has been published.
The European Commission’s ‘Communication on Ocean Energy’ publication is set to boost the “infant” ocean energy sector.
The European Union is committing more than €14m from the TEN-T programme to co-finance a project to re-vamp the infrastructure of the Port of Stockholm to help realise the ‘Nordic Triangle’.
The European Commission has committed €23m in funding to build a small scale LNG terminal at Pori on Finland’s west coast – the first of its kind in the country.
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