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ECSA endorses new status of regular shipping services

The European Shipowners' Association has welcomed the fact that EU member states recently endorsed the Commission's proposal to grant further customs facilitations to shipping companies operating ships with the regular shipping service status.

Union goods carried onboard ships with the regular shipping service status maintain their Union status when leaving a member state's port for discharge at another member state's port. In context of the Blue Belt discussions, this status is granted by customs to a shipping company that has made a specific application for it and it is restricted to ships that operate solely between ports located in EU member states.