Priorities for the futureAfter a very successful 40th birthday celebration in 2016, the Board of OCEAN met in Brussels last month for its bi-annual gathering to define the general political direction and priorities for the European Ship suppliers Organisation for the months and years to come and to take some important decisions.
The chairman of the Working Group for Veterinary Affairs reflectsEuropean ship suppliers have always dealt with ship provisions. A major part of the food for crew or passengers is of animal origin. This tends to be uncomplicated when you sell the products within domestic markets, as goods for local shops or supermarkets are usually of EU origin or come from countries outside the EU (“third countries”), but will have been custom-cleared and checked by the EU border inspection posts, i.e. the veterinary authorities.
Eugenio Mediavilla, OCEAN representative for AESMAR reflects on Spanish shipsupplyThe Spanish Shipsuppliers Association (AESMAR) was founded in 1977, with the objective of looking after the interest of shipsuppliers and giving a voice to our industry in national and international forums, with National and Local Administrations, Customs and Tax Authorities, National Port Authority and other entities and associations.
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.