2012 ECASBA Seminar Brussels – Presentations

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Opportunities in the Offshore Energy Sector
An introduction by ECASBA Short-Sea Working Group coordinator, John Foord FICS, to the opportunities available for ship brokers and agents in the developing offshore alternative energy sector.

European Issues Update – ECASBA
A review of issues of interest to ECASBA members that are currently under development by the European Commission.

Customs Issues Update – TAXUD
An update on developments in European customs policy by Mrs. M-M Cabral, Head of Unit at DG-TAXUD.

Customs Issues Update – ECASBA
A presentation of ECASBA’s views on European customs issues by FONASBA General Manager, J.C. Williams FICS.

Blue Growth – MARE
An update on DG-MARE’s ‘blue growth’ strategy aimed at enhancing sustainable growth from Europe’s oceans, seas and coasts.

Alternative Fuels – Challenges and Solutions
A presentation by FONASBA Immediate Past President, Tonny Paulsen, on mitigating the anticipated effects of the forthcoming requirement to use ultra-low sulphur fuels in the Baltic and North Seas.