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European Union sets priorities for maritime transport for 2020

Date: 17/07/2017

Competitiveness, digitization and simplification of bureaucratic processes are the main objectives of the European Union, together with decarbonisation and reduction of emissions.

European Transport Ministers have set the top priorities for 2020 with regard to EU maritime transport policies , in line with the content of the Valetta Declaration adopted in March 2017 .

Now that the European Union's strategy for maritime transport from 2009 to 2018 is drawing to a close, the adopted conclusions will set the new challenges and needs. Competitiveness, digitization and simplification of bureaucratic processes  will be the main points of action, together with  the decarbonisation  and reduction of pollutant  emissions .

The main challenges to be overcome are related to the correct implementation of state directives favouring  new opportunities for growth  and greater competitiveness , the establishment of trade agreements and the simplification of bureaucratic systems to establish a single market for maritime transport.

Global Objectives

European ministers have also emphasized the importance of defining global objectives and measures through the International Maritime Organization (IMO)to reduce CO2 emissions and the need to promote maritime professions within the European Union .

In the European Shippers' Association, Ecsa, they consider that these priorities  should be maintained beyond 2020 . For this reason, since the Association have insisted on the need to establish an ambitious plan for the period between 2019 and 2028, and noted that for the maritime sector to develop properly, a stable regulatory and regulatory framework is needed , oriented towards the future And global.          


Source: Cadena de Suministro

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