The latest edition of Nautica in Cifre was presented, which is the annual publication put together by the Market Analysis Department of UCINA, Italy’s Marine Industry Association, in partnership with the Edison Foundation and which can boast the patronage of the Italian Ministry for Infrastructure and Transport.
This report, now having reached its 40th edition, provides businesses, institutions and operators from across the sector with a series of key data and content for analysing in detail the economic framework of the Italian recreational boating industry.
The Fédération des Industries Nautiques (FIN, French Federation of Leisure Marine Industry) released the key figures for the 2018 leisure marine industry season in France. With a growth rate of 5%, the turnover of the marine industry and services reached 5.09 billion euros in 2018. This is the best performance since the 2008 crisis. This increase is mainly due to exports, which reached 76.4% of production in 2018. This dynamic should be confirmed for 2019. “This is undoubtedly good news for the entire leisure marine sector. We stay vigilant though, because uncertainties weigh on the international market,” according to Yves Lyon-Caen, President of the FIN
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ICOMIA’s 2018 statistics book has been released and can be purchased on ICOMIA’s website. More information can be found here.
In order to promote the positive economic impact and opportunities that the recreational boating industry offers for Europe, EBI commissioned a new graphic for publication on its channels. It shows the key figures per EBI member country, as well as key overall figures. This was also published on the EBI website, social media channels and is available for download here.
Philip Easthill started as Secretary-General of EBI in September. He takes up his position from September and follows in the footsteps of Sandrine Devos. He joins EBI after working in Public Affairs and Association Management. He also has a strong personal connection to the recreational boating industry, having grown up as an avid sailor and worked as a commercial skipper. Together with the Council and its new President Jean-Pierre Goudant, he will be lead the association on the key topics for the industry from skills to environmental policy, tourism and international trade relations.
At Cannes Yachting Festival, the collaboration agreement between the European Boating Industry (EBI) and ICOMIA was renewed. The partnership aims to bring the interests of the leisure marine industry to the attention of the EU institutions and stakeholders with the aim to advocate for the common interests of the leisure marine industry. The agreement was signed by Andrea Razeto (President, ICOMIA), Udo Kleinitz (Secretary-General, ICOMIA), Jean-Pierre Goudant (President, EBI) and Philip Easthill (Secretary-General, EBI).
Data from the European Marine Casualty Information Platform (EMCIP) is now freely available online. The database provides information on marine casualties and incidents since 2011. Access was previously restricted to public authorities. The overall aim of this is to bring greater awareness to marine casualties and incidents, why they occurred, the safety measures taken and recommendations resulting from the investigations. The database also includes information from incidents related to recreational boats. The full platform can be found here.
The European Commission has decided on a number of strategic areas to focus on for the new research framework programme Horizon Europe. This will follow on from the current programme Horizon 2020. This new framework programme will last from 2021 until 2027. This includes moon landing-styled missions aimed at tackling some of the greatest challenges that Europe faces. One of these is “Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters”.
Its mission board will be chaired by Pascal Lamy, a former Trade Commissioner and Director-General of the World Trade Organisation with representation from various experts. The full composition and further information about the mission(s)s can be found here.
While the negotiations between the United Kingdom and European Union are ongoing, the preparations are likewise continuing on both sides. Under the current state-of-play, the United Kingdom will leave the EU without a deal on 31 October unless there are further developments.
EBI urges its members to take careful note of the Brexit preparedness notices provided by the European Commission for the sector.
These include in particular: