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30 March 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 15:17 GMT+2

March 12, 2020

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ECSA's appreciation for recognition of the role of the shipping for the EU economy

This is highlighted by a statement from the Transport Ministers European Union

The Association of European Shipowners has appreciation for the content of the "Declaration on transport by waterway" issued at the maritime conference Council of the European Union held on Tuesday in Opatija, Croatia, followed yesterday by an informal meeting of the EU Transport Ministers, a declaration that is intended to Provide Member States with guidance for the development of maritime policies until 2030 in the context of safeguarding marine environment and with a particular focus on supporting fight to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ships and to further enhance the digitisation of the maritime and internal navigation.

The Secretary General of the European Community Shipowners' Association (ECSA), Martin Dorsman, pointed out that declaration, entitled "EU Waterborne Transport Sector - Future outlook. Towards a carbon-neutral, zero accidents, automated EU Waterborne Transport Sector", "shows ministers clearly attach enormous importance to the competitiveness of European maritime transport consideration of the vital and strategic role it plays EU economy, global trade and the common market.'

The ECSA's appreciation is aimed at, among other things, recognition by European ministers 'of the value and the role - reads the statement - of the lines EU's guide to state aid to maritime transport maintaining the international competitiveness of the EU's maritime sector, taking into account developments, global trends and challenges, with the aim of further increase the quality and attractiveness of flags EU Member States and to create the conditions for maritime transport can increase its contribution EU economy."

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