Maritime safety: new proposals to support clean and modern shipping

The Commission last 1 st June presented five legislative proposals to modernise EU rules on maritime safety and prevent water pollution from ships. With 75% of the EU's external trade being seaborne, maritime transport is not only the artery of a globalised economy, but also a lifeline for the EU's islands, peripheral and remote maritime regions.

The proposals will equip the EU with new tools to support clean and modern shipping. They will align EU rules with international regulations, securing a level-playing field for the sector while improving implementation and enforcement through digitalisation and more EU cooperation.

Three out of the five proposals are focusing on modernising and improving maritime safety rules. They pay special attention to port State control and maritime accident investigations, strengthening the enforcement of rules to reduce incidents and accidents, ultimately preventing loss of human life and environmental pollution. 

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published on 2023/06/15 07:15:34 GMT+0 last modified 2023-06-15T07:15:34+00:00