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Denmark’s Kjeld Dittmann appointed as Chairman of SEA Europe

Kjeld Dittmann, the Managing Director of Lyngsø Marine A/S, is the new Chairman of the European Ships and Maritime Equipment Association (SEA Europe). He succeeds Govert Hamers, CEO of Vanderlande Industries in the Netherlands, who has...

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Seabed mining: outcome of study and public consultation

The probable imminent start of commercial activities to mine metals from the deep ocean floor prompted the European Commission to improve public knowledge on the issue and gauge public opinion. Accordingly, in 2014 a public consultation was lau...

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“Maritime policies: the European Parliament wants a more ‘clustering’ Commission!”

In a very important letter, dated June 15th (see here), twenty-eight members of the European Parliament write to President Jean-Claude Juncker to firmly draw his attention on the following points (which happen to have been at the origins of the na...

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Blue Economy on all the fronts

ENMC Chairman as sole industry spokesman at the inauguration of the European Parliament Intergroup “Seas, Rivers, Islands & Coastal Areas” The European Network of Maritime Clusters (ENMC) welcomes the resurrection of the I...

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SEA Europe Ballast Water Position

Position Paper Introduction: The IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention will enter into force 12 months after ratification by 30 States, representing 35 per cent of world merchant shipping tonnage. SEA Europe expects this to happen im...

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