EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc has called 2017 to be the “Maritime Year” to raise awareness for the potential and the challenges of maritime sector and to review EU policy on maritime transport. Today’s launch of the European Shipping Week kicks off the 2017 Maritime Year: Until 3 March the Shipping week will gather maritime transport experts in Brussels for a series of events on the key issues facing European and Global shipping.
EU Transport Commissioner Bulc said: “The European Shipping Week gives a perfect start to the 2017 Maritime Year. Over the next months, we will work to a sustainable shipping sector that is also fit for the digital age. We will also aim to attract new investors and most importantly, more skilled people to this sector. The European Shipping Week will provide very valuable input to the review of the EU’s maritime policy framework and I look forward to contributions from all stakeholders.”