Welcome to the new era in European ship supply!

It is a distinct privilege to welcome you to the webpage of OCEAN.

W. Sump - OCEAN ChairHere you will find all the relevant information about our organization, our industry, and the European policy environment in which our industry operates. I am especially proud of the regular news Articles written by our membership, covering a wide range of exciting topics. They keep you informed about our vibrant industry, what we do and who we are. What's even better, as our webpage is mobile-enabled, you can read about OCEAN anywhere, anytime.

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W. Sump
Chairman

 


14.08.2020 | German Verband Deutscher Schiffsausrüster e.V. (VDS)
Article for OCEAN blog by J. Pfeiffer, Chair of the German OCEAN member Verband Deutscher Schiffsausrüster e.V. (VDS)
  "The German ship supply industry requests further EU support measures that enable a fast and effective crisis recovery management across the entire German and European maritime industry", Chair J. Pfeiffer said. 

Effective measures include, in particular, appropriate support for shipping, shipbuilding and its supply industry, port management, maritime logistics and, last but not least, ship suppliers. We need compensation for the hard cuts and losses of recent times.  We need quick, effective and suitable support measures that allow us to restart "normal" operations, structures and processes swiftly.

01.08.2020 | AESMAR
The chairman of the Spanish AESMAR, Mr. Constantino Dritsakis
The chairman of the Spanish AESMAR, Mr. Constantino Dritsakis
"When the going gets tough, you can count on Spanish ship suppliers."
Spain, along with Italy, were the two countries initially most affected by the outbreak of the global pandemic, COVID-19. Mid-March 2020, the Spanish Government declared a state of emergency. AESMAR, the Spanish Ship Suppliers Association recalls how their members experienced the "lockdown". In this report, the association explains that they jumped into action to ensure that vital ship supply support services can continue to help Spain recover from this unprecedented crisis.

17.06.2020 | ISSA
Though the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has caused a slowdown in maritime trade, outside the force majeure factor the ship supply sector in Turkey continues to grow steadily, according to George Saris, President of the Turkish Ship Suppliers Association (TURSSA).


02.05.2020 | N. Mavrikos, the Chair of the Hellenic Ship Suppliers Association
Why ship supply guidance is no longer enough
The integration of customs legislation into a single community customs code and the provisions regulating value-added tax and excise duties on petroleum, alcoholic beverages and tobacco products, combined with the work of the European Ship Suppliers Organization (OCEAN), have highlighted the need for harmonised ship supplying procedures in all EU Member States for the surveillance of products delivered to ships.

N. Mavrikos, the Chair of the Hellenic Ship Suppliers Association and OCEAN Board member reflects on why the current EU ship supply guidance is no longer enough.

 


20.04.2020 | N. Proios, Member of the OCEAN Working Group on Customs, Taxation and Tobacco
N. Proios, Member of the OCEAN Working Group on Customs, Taxation and Tobacco says ship supply is ready to help eliminate the illicit trade in tobacco products
OCEAN, the European Ship Suppliers Organization, supports the European Union and the World Health Organization (WHO) in their efforts to eliminate the illicit trade in tobacco products. As N. Proios, Members of OCEAN's Working Group for Veterinary and Health Matters explains, the close cooperation between the European Commission and the European Ship Supply Industry ensures that the new EU-system achieves its goals when it comes to serving the many foreign vessels calling EU-ports each day.

30.03.2020 | OCEAN Chair
OCEAN requests EU to keep our ships stocked
 Ship suppliers should be given ‘essential worker’ status to enable them to keep the EU’s ships stocked with vital supplies and spare parts during the global coronavirus pandemic, says the European Ship Suppliers Organization
 

13.02.2020 | M. Geeratz, Chair of the OCEAN Veterinary Working Group
The new chair of the OCEAN Working Group of Veterinary Affairs, M. Geeratz, reflects on what the new EU legislation on official controls means for the European Ship Supply Industry
After a process of almost nine years in which OCEAN, the European Ship Suppliers Organization participated as one of the stakeholders in many rounds of consultations workshops, seminars, position paper exchanges and other initiatives, new rules regarding official health controls gradually became applicable with the main application entering into force on 14 December 2019. A couple of months into the new law, it's time we look and assess what these controls mean for the European Ship Supply Industry and what the impact has been.

20.01.2020 | Dirk Cupido, Vice-Chair
OCEAN is honoured to be named a valued Supporting Organisation
An important part of OCEAN’s role in representing your interests as members, is working with the various regulatory bodies in Brussels so we are delighted to have been named as a valued Supporting Organisation for the forthcoming European Shipping Week 2020 (ESW2020) that will be held in Brussels in the week of Feb 17 to 21. OCEAN Vice-President D. Cupido reflects on this extraordinary event. 

07.01.2020
They sit down for a tell all interview on a broad range of ship supply matters
In 2019, the leadership team of OCEAN was renewed. First, S. Moloney took over as Administrative Secretary General working from the UK. Next, K. Maier became new Secretary General for the Brussels office. In November, the new Chair W. Sump and Vice-Chair D. Cupido were elected. Time to sit down with all four and have a chat.

02.11.2019 | ISSA
The speech of the Secretary-General of the IMO will be a true highlight
S. Al Malik, ISSA President reflects on why attending ISSA64 Convention and Trade Exhibition next month is crucial for European Ship Suppliers.