Emission Free Shipping Association active at IMO’s 5th intersessional meeting on Green House Gas to work on its strategy
9th of May 2019. In preparation of the 74th meeting of IMO’s Maritime Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC 74), IMO is holding its 5th Green House Gas (GHG) intersessional session at IMO’s headquarters in London. Sieger Sakko of EFSA is attending this meeting as part of the Dutch delegation. During this meeting the national delegations from all around the world together with industry representatives will work on the further out role of the initial strategy on GHG reduction measures for ships as set during MEPC 72. Participating in this meeting, gives EFSA the chance to bring forward its views on how to speed up the transition towards GHG neutral ships.
The EFSA strategy consists of a three pillar approach. The first pillar focusses on read more
Emission Free Shipping Association in China, expanding our international horizon
In our effort to establish an international network, our first step outside Europe is going to China! Is China a logic first step for forming this international network? Yes, we believe it is. In our opinion the focus for reducing emissions from ships should be focussed within 3 areas: Europe, USA and China. Europe is our home, so this is where we started. read more
EFSA interviewed by Dutch magazine Maritiem Nederland
Sieger Sakko and David Anink were interviewed by a reporter of Maritiem Nederland. To read the full story in Dutch, please follow the folloing link:
EFSA opens its office in Zoetermeer
On the first of January 2019 , EFSA opens its headquarters at the Boerhaavelaan 40 in Zoetermeer in the Netherlands. Centrally located in the Netherlands, the office is just 15 minutes away of The Hague, 30 min of Utrecht and Amsterdam. Close to the railway station Zoetermeer and the main road between Utrecht and The Hague, the office is easy to reach for all ways of transport. (45 min from Schiphol airport by train). Make an appointment to visit us at our brand-new headquarters.
Port of Rotterdam launches incentive Scheme for Climate-Friendly Shipping
As of the 21st of January, interested parties can apply for funding via the Incentive Scheme Climate-Friendly Shipping. The Port of Rotterdam Authority has made five million euros available to this end. Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority: “We wish to play an active part in the reduction of CO2 emissions generated by the shipping sector. Through this scheme, we are able to give various parties just that extra financial push they need to realise a concrete project in this area.”
The DNA of Emission free shipping association
Starting a new organization is like a new relationship. Everything is new and it all needs to be sorted out. Getting a bank account, deciding what kind of organisational form we want and very importantly, which logo and colours we are going to use. It feels a little like decorating my house together with my brand new girlfriend and later on sorting out what to wear at my wedding. There are many choices to be made. But one thing is of the upmost importance. Different from a new relationship is that you start a new story instead of combining two existing stories. It is more like having a new child. We can decide on the name and in de beginning influence the way it should be raised. But now we can decide on the DNA of our new organisation.