Welcome to EMPA pilots

EMPA is a professional, non-profit organization, created in Antwerp in 1963 by pilots of what was then called the European Community.

Nowadays EMPA represents about 4.500 maritime pilots from 19 European countries, including Norway, Russia, Croatia, Turkey and Ukraine, regrouping member countries' associations of maritime pilots from the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

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Transport keeps us going

Joint Declaration on COVID-19

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 a pandemic and governments worldwide have taken wide-ranging measures to contain the spread of the virus.

The transport sector has a crucial role to play in the supply of goods, in particular medicines, medical devices, food and other essential commodities needed to overcome this crisis. The transport sector also proves to be a vital instrument in these times where many European citizens are restricted in their mobility.

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"Transport keeps us going! The transport sector has a crucial role to play in the supply of goods, in particular med… https://t.co/87XJj1cVjI" 2 weeks ago
"Respect, Italian colleagues! https://t.co/CeXixCuckB" 4 weeks ago
"Coronavirus (COVID-19): EMPA advises all European Pilots to follow the development of this outbreak closely and to… https://t.co/4BRU5sQ7Kt" a month ago
"RT @ESPOSecretariat: ESPO presents its position on the #greendeal at the European Ports Forum. #ports #europeanportswork https://t.co/cHKo…" a month ago
"RT @EuroShippingWk: Magda Kopczynska, Director of Waterborne Transport DG Move, @EU_Commission says: "With the right push for technologies…" 2 months ago
"In praise of gratitude to the Norwegian Maritime Directorate @Sjofartsdir for carrying out a Safety Campaign on Pil… https://t.co/MTnY70Jo34" 2 months ago
"RT @UKPILOTS: Updated #covid19UK guidance issued by UKGOV for staff in the transport sector. https://t.co/CnOYTgHChU" 2 months ago
"RT @EuroTugs: .@CTytgat opens the floor at the 50 shades of Green conference focusing on the essential role of R+D to make the #GreenDeal a…" 2 months ago
"RT @ESPOSecretariat: ESPO publishes its Position Paper on implementing the European Green Deal objectives in ports. Read about our 15 point…" 2 months ago
"RT @EmpaGeneral: “Know-how and focusing on the needs are essential. Happy to be pioneering in quality certification in shipping” - Marcello…" 2 months ago