CESMA provides consultancy and advice on practical aspects of shipping

We are is studying and presenting operational problems of the EU shipping industry

CESMA has branch offices at twelve other locations in the EU

CESMA has emerged as stakeholder in the EU maritime industry

Matters concerning maritime safetythe marine environment and maritime education and trainingparticular reference to safeguarding the competence of EU seafarershas already been brought to the attention of the EU Commission

The Confederation was and is represented in a number of European Commission programmes such as METNET,EMRF, MARNIS and SAGMAS and is involved in the Quality Shipping Industry Charter and the Planning Group of the EU Maritime Industries Forum. (Framework Program no. 6)

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The Secretariat of the organisation, which is fully independent and operates on a honorary basis, is located in The Netherlands, Amsterdam at the premises of the Royal College Zeemanshoop.

Why colaborate with Us?

Our aims are:

• to work in the interest of EU shipmasters and to promote high professional maritime standards,
• to improve maritime safety,
• to protect the marine environment,
• to inform the public in the EU about problems in the European maritime industry,
• to cooperate with other international maritime organisations,
• to retain and develop the highest maritime knowledge and experience in Europe,
• to be involved in research on maritime matters, if applicable in cooperation with other European institutions and organisations,
• to assist colleague shipmasters who encounter difficulties in ports within the reach of nations represented by CESMA member associations.

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