Tag: European Commission

Impact & Regulations

EC sets forth emergency rules to fight high gas prices and ensure security of supplies

October 19, 2022

Via: Offshore Energy

On 18 October, the EC made additional proposals to fight the energy crisis through joint gas purchasing, price limiting mechanisms on the TTF gas exchange, new measures on transparent infrastructure use and solidarity between the Member States, and continuous efforts […]


Industry bodies urge EC to renew vessel sharing regulation to cut emissions & increase efficiency

October 4, 2022

Via: Offshore Energy

The regulation, which expires in April 2024, is now under review by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP). Whilst EU Block Exemption Regulations for consortia have been continuously in place since 1995, the Commission first adopted the CBER […]


European Commission comes under renewed pressure to make liner intervention

September 16, 2021

Via: Splash 247

Ten global and European transport, port and shipper associations have written another letter to the heads of waterborne transport and antitrust at the European Commission in Brussels demanding immediate action be taken against global liners. The letter is a follow-up […]

Impact & Regulations

European Commission to Extend Liner Consortia Block Exemption

November 21, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The regulation, known as the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (BER), is set to expire on April 25, 2020. According to the commission, the proposed initiative is scheduled to be finalized before the expiry date. The proposal will be subject to […]

Impact & Regulations

EU Commission Opens Probe into Italian Ports’ Tax Exemptions

November 18, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The EU investigation is to determine whether the tax exemptions are in line with EU State aid rules. The Commission also welcomed the commitment made by Spain to abolish the tax exemption benefiting Spanish ports as from 2020, allowing the […]

Impact & Regulations, Shipping

EU Calls on Italy, Spain to Align Port Taxation

January 8, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The European Commission has proposed that Italy and Spain align their taxation of ports with State aid rules. “Ports are key infrastructure for economic growth and regional development. That is why EU State aid rules provide ample room for Member […]


EC Adopts Proposal to Simplify Ship Reporting

May 18, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

Earlier this year, Denmark on behalf of 13 EU member states sent the commission a letter emphasizing the need for an ambitious approach in this area and asking for the revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive. The commission’s proposal includes […]

Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Volkswagen and Daimler Inspected by EU as Cartel Probe Widens

October 23, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

Volkswagen AG and Daimler AG were inspected by European Union antitrust investigators as the EU stepped up a probe into allegations the German car industry colluded on technology for decades. Volkswagen said EU officials visited its Wolfsburg headquarters and its […]