Welcome to the new era in European ship supply!

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

Here 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 interesting 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.

On 14 June 2016 we celebrated our 40th anniversiary in Brussels.  It was 1976 that we came together to raise awareness of our industry and particularities.  It was a special event, which we will remember for a long time to come. I welcome you to join us on our journey!

Happy Surfing and Happy Birthday OCEAN!

Dirk Cupido
OCEAN - Chairman

Happy Birthday OCEAN
OCEAN, the representative body of the European Ship Supply sector, was formed in 1976 to represent the sector’s interests at European level.  40 years of cooperation in an ever more complex Europe is to us a significant milestone. OCEAN helt a celebratory lunch, in the heart of Europe, Brussels on 15.06.2016, the same month OCEAN helt its first meeting 40 years ago.

Happy Birthday OCEAN!

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 OCEAN
Stephen 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 style
 Alongside 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 Cupido
 On 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?

The Greek Association re-joins the EU ship supplier family
European ship suppliers welcome the Hellenic Ship Suppliers & Exporters Association back into OCEAN during 40th anniversary celebrations in Brussels