Confederation of European Shipmasters' Associations"
CESMA was founded in 1995 and represents twenty shipmasters
associations, as well as a number of individual members, in fifteen European Union and
future EU countries. The aims are to represent EU shipmasters at the European Commission
and have their opinion heard in the European Parliament.
CESMA has emerged as stakeholder in the EU maritime industry. Matters concerning maritime
safety, the marine environment and maritime education and training, with particular
reference to safeguarding the competence of EU seafarers, has 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. Apart from studying
and presenting operational problems of the EU shipping industry, CESMA also provides
consultancy and advice on practical aspects of shipping. 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. CESMA has
branch offices at fifteen other locations in the EU (see contacts).
CESMA | THE ONLY INDEPENDENT EU PROFESSIONAL MARITIME ORGANISATION