Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission (EC), has accepted to be named godmother of A.P. Moller-Maersk’s new feeder vessel. It will be the world’s first ever container vessel sailing on green methanol. The Commission President will formally name...
On 31 March, the European Commission decided to continue to recognise the Philippines’ training and certification system. This recognition was subject of debate after a European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) audit revealed noncompliance with STCW regulations....
A European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) audit has found the Philippines does not comply with STCW regulations. As a result, the European Commission is now mulling whether it will still recognise Filipino seafarers’ competency certifications. This was reported...
Last week, NGO Transport & Environment said EU plans for carbon pricing for shipping left too many loopholes, which would leave almost 26 million tonnes of CO2 unaffected. The Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KNVR) now says it agrees with this finding...
The European Commission’s proposals to decarbonise the maritime sector will only apply to ships above 5000 GT and exclude a number of ship types such as offshore, service, military and fishing vessels and yachts. According to NGO Transport & Environment...
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