The Croatian Shipowners’ Association ‘Mare Nostrum’ has decided to join European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) as a full member. The association counts ten members, who deploy a fleet of 141 ships, representing a tonnage of 1.7 million GT and 2.8 million DWT.
The Croatian shipowners employ 3264 seafarers. The Croatian fleet consists mainly of dry bulk vessels, but also comprises crude and product tankers as well as ferries.
Ms Maja Markovčić Kostelac, Director of the Croatian Shipowners’ Association ‘Mare Nostrum’ said: “Being part of the ECSA family will enable us to interact with EU officials and decision-makers at all levels, and we will do our best to contribute to the creation of a friendly business environment to EU shipping, as well as to promote its values worldwide.”
The Croatian ECSA membership will become effective as of January 1, 2015.