ShippingWatch

EU proposal on Philippine seafarers on the horizon

The Danish Shipowners' Association expects the EU Commission to present a proposal before the summer holidays regarding actions in light of the conditions on the Philippine seafarers schools.

The EU Commission is expected to present its long-awaited proposal concerning actions related to the Philippine seafarers schools before the summer holidays this year. Withdrawing the schools' license would have far-reaching consequences for the European carriers, as they employ as many as 100,000 Philippine seafarers on their ships.

"We expect that the EU Commission will make an announcement before July concerning what it plans to do, and we hope that it won't underestimate the consequences for European shipping if the Philippine seafarers schools lose their license," says Simon Bergulf, Head of the Danish Shipowners' Association in Brussels.

Already a subscriber? Log in.

Read the whole article

Get access for 14 days for free.
No credit card is needed, and you will not be automatically signed up for a paid subscription after the free trial.

  • Access all locked articles
  • Receive our daily newsletters
  • Access our app
An error has occured. Please try again later.

Get full access for you and your coworkers.

Start a free company trial today

More from ShippingWatch

Nina Østergaard Borris takes over as USTC's CEO

Danish billionaire Torben Østergaard-Nielsen passes the position as CEO of USTC to his daughter Nina Østergaard Borris. ”A joint decision by the ownership,” Østergaard-Nielsen tells newspaper.

Further reading

Related articles

Latest news

See all jobs