Press releases – archive

VDR welcomes EU’s decision to continue to recognise Filipino seafarer certificates
The German Shipowners’ Association (VDR) welcomes the European Commission’s decision of 31 March 2023 to continue to recognise certificates for seafarers issued by the Philippines.
German shipping: sustainably into the future as a strong maritime hub
Today, the German Shipowners’ Association (VDR) released up-to-date figures on the state of the shipping sector in Germany.
Provisional agreement on EU emissions trading for shipping
German Shipowners welcome the provisional agreement on EU emissions trading for shipping
For the sake of endangered whales: VDR recommends two detours to members
Collaboration with environmental NGOs / Endangered sperm whales off Greece and blue whales off Sri Lanka / Official request to shipping companies to slightly modify routes / Thanks of the NGOs
International Day for Women in Maritime: VDR sees need for action
For the first time, the global shipping industry will pay special tribute to the role of female seafarers on 18 May / VDR President Bornheim: “We need more women on board”