MF Shipping Group CEO Karin Orsel is ECSA's first female president.

ECSA names its first female president

The European Community Shipowners Association (ECSA) has appointed its first female president. Karin Orsel stepped into the role for a two-year term on January 1, succeeding Philippos Philis on the conclusion of

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European Commission moves to improve seafarers’ welfare

JULY 28, 2017 — The European Commission is proposing that an agreement between the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) — in eurospeak “the social partners

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Shipping “solid contributor” to EU economy

FEBRUARY 27, 2017 — The EU shipping industry directly employed 640,000 people and supported a EUR 57 billion contribution to GDP in 2015. Adding supply chain and worker spending multiplier impacts, the

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Position paper endorses EU polar shipping proposals

DECEMBER 20, 2016 — European shipowners have adopted a position paper endorsing a number of EU actions that are expected to concretely improve polar shipping conditions. ECSA (the European Community Shipowners Association)

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Why EU Directive on Seafarers’ Rights needs a fix

DECEMBER 13, 2016 — An EU Directive on seafarers’ rights could well soon fail to reflect the latest requirements of the international Maritime Labor Convention. European shipowners (ECSA) and the European Transport