About: maritime transport Archives

  • EU seeks to shift freight to rail and shipping

    News | Transport 19-10-2007

    The Commission has presented plans aimed at making freight transport in the EU more efficient and sustainable, through improved logistics and by promoting a more frequent use of cleaner modes of transport such as rail and water transport.

  • EU unveils plans to develop maritime sector

    News | Transport 11-10-2007

    Shifting freight traffic to short-sea shipping, promoting innovation and raising the quality of jobs in the maritime sector are at the heart of the EU's new integrated maritime policy. The Communication also aims to cut rising CO2 emissions from maritime activities and tackle environmental damage to oceans.

  • Member states and MEPs head for troubled waters over maritime safety

    News | Transport 08-06-2007

    A vote in the Transport Council on planned rules for beefing-up shipping standards and preventing accidents at sea saw member states confirm their opposition to Parliament's stance on issues such as ship inspections and assistance for vessels in distress. 

  • Parliament tightens EU maritime-safety rules

    News | Transport 30-03-2007

    New EU rules on the harmonisation of shipping standards and on ship operators' liability were cleared by Parliament on 29 March 2007, as part of a series of seven pieces of legislation on maritime safety to be voted on in April.

  • Critical infrastructure

    Policy Brief | Security 13-12-2006

    The atrocities of 11 September 2001 in New York, the Madrid train bombing in 2004 and the London Underground attacks in July 2005 have indicated terrorists' willingness to target infrastructures such as transport, energy and communication. On 12 December 2006, the European Commission adopted a Communication to improve the protection of European Critical Infrastructure (ECI) from terrorism.

  • EU steps up safety inspections for vessels in ports

    News | Transport 12-12-2006

    Transport ministers reached agreement on a directive aiming to ensure that safety inspections are carried out on all ships calling at EU ports in a bid to prevent pollution at sea.

  • White Paper on Transport

    Policy Brief | Transport 19-06-2006

    In 2001, the Commission presented a White Paper proposing 60 measures to overhaul the EU’s transport policy in order to make it more sustainable and avoid huge economic losses due to congestion, pollution and accidents. A 2006 mid-term update attempts to re-balance the policy towards economic objectives.

  • New integrated maritime policy to bring jobs and protect environment

    News | Sustainable Development 08-06-2006

    Protecting Europe's maritime ecosystems while at the same time creating new economic growth and jobs are the ambitious goals of the Commission's Maritime Green Paper presented on 7 June.

  • Commission wants new all-embracing maritime policy

    News | Transport 03-04-2006

    The Commission will kick-start a public debate in May with a 'Green paper' proposing a comprehensive approach to issues as diverse as fisheries, shipbuilding, tourism, energy, environmental protection and maritime safety.

  • EU to chart comprehensive sea and coastland policy

    News | Science & Policymaking 03-03-2005

    The Commission is launching consultations for an
    all-encompassing approach to maritime and coastland policy aimed at
    developing sustainable economic activity. Sectors concerned include
    fisheries, tourism, energy and transport.

  • European maritime industry charts course to stay as world leader

    News | Science & Policymaking 09-02-2005

    A technology platform of industry, national authorities,
    regulatory bodies, research centres and universities on the
    maritime industry sector has been launched to maintain
    Europe's leading position in the industry. 

  • Barrot presents 2005 transport work programme

    News | Transport 07-02-2005

    Local authorities will be given more latitude to finance land
    transport under a modified Commission proposal to be unveiled this
    year. Global aviation deals, safety issues and road charging
    remain high on the agenda.