Belgian Shipowners push EU to create the beating heart of Maritime Europe

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European shipping industry calls for immediate and sustained action to ensure maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea

According to the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s 2018 Annual Report on Piracy and Armed Robbery against ships, the region evidenced continued levels of violence with 130 crew taken hostage and 78 kidnapped for ransom. Nigeria alone reported 41 crew kidnappings during the last three monthsRead More…

Belgian Shipowners present their vision on sustainability and energy transition of the sector at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York

At the Climate Action Summit at the United Nations that took place on 23 September in New York, Belgian North Sea Minister Philippe De Backer (Open Vld) led a meeting on the importance of oceans and the maritime economy in the fight against climate change.Read More…

Annual report 2018

The annual turnover of the Belgian merchant navy, including dredging and towage, amounts to € 8,140, with an added value of € 2,488 million. In terms of employment, our industry generates                  16, 242 FTE.   However, contributing to overall economic performance is by no means theRead More…