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

Decarbonisation is an issue that calls for urgent action

Belgium re-elected to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council with 133 votes

On 29 November, Belgium was successfully re-elected in Category C of the Council of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) during the 31st session of the IMO General Assembly held in London. Singapore placed first in Category C with 153 voices, Belgium is ranked 10th withRead More…

Belgian Shipowners delighted about the accession of India to the Hong Kong Convention

  Today, India became the 15th Party State to the HKC, fulfilling at once one of the three criteria for the Convention’s entry into force. It is another significant step towards achieving more safe and environmentally sound ship recycling globally, as India is a major ship-recycling centre that canRead More…

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…