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03 June 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 10:46 GMT+2



May 14, 2020

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ECSA welcomes tourism and transport package presented by the EU Commission

However, it reiterated the need to work to allow the change of ship crews

The Association of European Shipowners has welcomed The package of guidelines and recommendations presented yesterday by the European Commission to help member states eliminate restrictions on travel and, after months of lockdown at covid-19 pandemic, allow the re-opening of the companies in compliance with the necessary precautions Health. In particular, the European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA) expressed its appreciation for its commitment to support for tourism and passenger operators the objectives-based approach adopted by the package.

"The package- explained the Secretary-General ECSA' Martin Dorsman - sends a clear message to the ECSA members that passenger operators must be supported and that all necessary measures must be taken to maintain liquidity.'

However, ECSA reiterated the need for the maritime transport is able to implement the replacement ship crews, which continues to be hampered by governments to limit mobility and contain the pandemic. "Another key condition work the package -- pointed out Dorsman -- is the restarting crew changes globally and in Europe. The EU, he noted, is in a unique position to lead these efforts and set an example for other regions to follow. We therefore welcome the Commission's commitment to co-ordinating the efforts of EU member states in a way that ensure that all necessary services are put in place national level. Close coordination is essential Commission among the various services responsible for maritime, aviation, land, healthcare, accommodation facilities, police and border controls, visas and external affairs.'

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