A presentation of the Greek Ship Suppliers AssociationThe president of the Hellenic Ship Suppliers & Exporters Association, Nikolaos Mavrikos, proudly explains how the ship supply industry has made a substantial contribution to Greece’s raise as a maritime nation and power.
01.01.2017 | Dirk Cupido
A look back and a look forward from the OCEAN ChairThe Chair of OCEAN reflects on a successful 40th anniversary of OCEAN in 2016 and the challenges that lie ahead with a European Union under pressure.
The importance of ship supply in France and its legislative treatmentMadame Michèle GUILBERT - DANNEELS, French Member of the OCEAN Working Group on Customs & Taxation and Customs Manager of SAS GHESQUIERS JPG in Calais explains how the French Ship Suppliers Association SNAN has progressed in 2016, why French ship supply matters and how it is treated in French legislation.
Former OCEAN Chairman Michel Van Hulle reflects on the last two decadesAs former chairman of OCEAN from 2006-2011 and for decades member of the board of the “Koninklijke Belgische Beroepsvereniging der Scheepsbevoorraders” (Royal Belgian Ship Suppliers Association), which was one of the founding fathers of OCEAN, I am honoured to reflect on the many issues that made OCEAN more important than ever during the last two decades.
01.11.2016 | Jens Olsen
Former OCEAN Jens Olsen reflects on the founding years of OCEANFormer OCEAN and ISSA Chairman Jens Olsen (1998-2003) reflects on the founding years of OCEAN and key developments in the first two decades of the organization which has made OCEAN the strong and effective representative for the European Ship Supply industry it is today.
Board and Working Group on Customs + Taxation meetings in BrusslesThe OCEAN Board and the OCEAN Working Group Customs & Taxation will meet in Brussels to conclude OCEAN's 40th anniversary celebrations.
27.09.2016 | Marit Eggen
Joining forces with Norwegian Maritime Exporters (NME)Mrs. Marit Eggen, Secretary General of Norske Maritime Leverandører, the Norwegian Maritime Suppliers, writes about exciting news to strengthen Norway''s vibrant ship supply industry.
26.07.2016 | Stephen Quest, Director of the Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union
The Director of the Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union writes to OCEANStephen Quest, Director of the EU Commission's Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union has made a guest contribution to OCEAN in light of our 40th birthday.
01.07.2016 | FSSA
An EU cross country celebration in styleAlongside OCEAN's 40 birthday, A proud OCEAN member, the Finnish Ship Suppliers Association – FSSA celebrated its 70-years jubilee on April 15-17th 2016. This report comes from Helsinki and Tallin.
An interview with the OCEAN Chair CupidoOn 23rd June 2016, the British public voted in favour of a Brexit, or exit, from the European Union (EU). Of the British electorate, 17.4 million (51.9%) casted their votes in favour of Brexit compared to 16.1 million (48.1%) in favour of continued membership with an overall turnout of 72.2%, which is higher than most expected. So what does this mean for the future of the UK and European ship supply?