CO2 emissions reductions of the shipping – European Shipowners discussing the impact of improved machinery, propulsion, operation and design

In the European Shipowners’ seminar on CO2 reductions in the shipping industry one message was clear: in order to achieve CO2 reductions across the world merchant fleet, a combination of different measures is needed. “In the seminar this week, they discussed with stakeholders and EuropeanLees Meer…

Antwerp Maritime Academy participates in the prestigious Monaco Solar Boat Challenge

From the 13th until the 15th of July the Antwerp Maritime Academy will be participating in the prestigious Monaco Solar Boat Challenge. Since 2008 students and teachers from the Marine Engineering department of the Antwerp Maritime Academy (HZS) are working on the development of aLees Meer…

Joint industry launches latest industry guidelines on cyber security

The second edition of The Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships has been released. The latest practical advice has been compiled by the joint industry group, which is led by BIMCO and now includes new members OCIMF and IUMI, as well as the original contributorsLees Meer…

Annual Report 2016

2016 proved to be another challenging year for Belgian shipowners, faced with the sluggish growth of world trade, as well as a continuing unbalance between supply and demand in most shipping industry segments. Entrepreneurship and creativity are still very much required to ride out theseLees Meer…

A glimpse of our Annual General Meeting

On July 14th, the Royal Belgian Shipowners’Association hosted in accordance with traditional practice, a reception followed by a lunch on the occasion of the Annual General Meeting taking place in the Royal Belgian Yacht Club. This year, we had the honour to welcome  Belgian MinisterLees Meer…

Belgian frigate Louise Marie joins Operation Sophia in the Mediterranean

On Sunday, the 18th of June, the Belgian frigate Louise-Marie has joined EUNAVFOR MED and she will continue to support the operations until the 22nd of July. This deployment is the third time the Belgian Navy provides an asset to support Operation Sophia. The commanding officerLees Meer…

The RBSA creates the ‘Maritime Industry Decarbonisation Council’: the first international think tank for carbon-free shipping

Decarbonisation is an issue that calls for urgent action: increased efficiency, technological innovation, access to finance, clear regulations are topics that should be tackled through a dedicated platform. In 2016 the RBSA took the initiative to set up a platform where all stakeholders involved can orient around steps in the decarbonisation pathway.