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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Monday - Friday 17/02/2020 - 21/02/2020

European Shipping Week 2020

Building on the success of the first two European Shipping Weeks, in 2015 and 2017, the third will take place between the 17th and 21st February 2020.

The week will feature an array of events with high-profile keynote speakers from the world of shipping and the European institutions.

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"RT @EuroShippingWk: Magda Kopczynska, Director of Waterborne Transport DG Move, @EU_Commission says: "With the right push for technologies…" 3 days ago
"In praise of gratitude to the Norwegian Maritime Directorate @Sjofartsdir for carrying out a Safety Campaign on Pil… https://t.co/MTnY70Jo34" 3 days ago
"RT @UKPILOTS: Updated #covid19UK guidance issued by UKGOV for staff in the transport sector. https://t.co/CnOYTgHChU" 3 days 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…" 4 days ago
"RT @ESPOSecretariat: ESPO publishes its Position Paper on implementing the European Green Deal objectives in ports. Read about our 15 point…" 4 days ago
"RT @EmpaGeneral: “Know-how and focusing on the needs are essential. Happy to be pioneering in quality certification in shipping” - Marcello…" 5 days ago
"RT @EmpaGeneral: The Panama Canal pilots, who experience the first physical contact with the crew of ships passing through the waterways, w…" 5 days ago
"RT @LenaGothberg: Philippos Phillis, President of Cyprus Shipping Chanber and Vice President #ECSA underlines the importance of #raising th…" 5 days ago
"RT @ETFSeafarers: Vera Tax @TheProgressives on the importance of keeping the planet, people & profits in mind when discussing European shi…" 5 days ago
"RT @impahq: IMPA President makes statement to IMO on January 17th regarding passing of Captain Dennis Sherwood https://t.co/dAOQHrVVWL" a month ago