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Dorsman (ECSA): The tonnage tax system is Essential

European Commission study on social aspects in maritime transport sector

"Seafarers are the most important resource in the world European maritime transport and the Covid-19 pandemic has put light more than ever on the importance of the maritime profession and challenges facing seafarers." He has underlined the Secretary-General of the European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA), Martin Dorsman, commenting on the content of the European Commission's latest study on the aspects maritime transport. "We are delighted - he said the representative of the European shipping association - who The report reflects a number of priority actions by the parties European Social Services. Work currently under way Mapping of Maritime Professionals (MapMar) project - recalled Dorsman - they are tackling the problem of statistical data seafarers. The WESS (Contributing to an Attractive, Smart and Sustainable Working Environment in the "It's not just a good thing," he said. will help create an attractive work environment, smart and sustainable in the maritime transport sector through guidelines for the use of the internet on board, for a more digitization and automation and greater women's participation in shipping.'

The Secretary-General of ECSA also said he was pleased "that the report recognises the indisputable value of European state aid guidelines in safeguarding EU fleet. "The tonnage tax system - highlighted Dorsman - is essential to ensure that European shipowners level playing out against non-EU competitors, safeguarding high-skilled jobs for many European authorities in all the offices of European shipowners. You have to ensured - concluded Dorsman - that the effectiveness of the current State aid guidelines are safeguarded and that level for European shipowners at european level are not compromised."

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