Electronic certificates for crews on MAR ships


Portugal is now issuing certificates of seafarers (endorsements) in electronic form, complying with and meeting the demands of international shipowners for administrative processes to be made easier for their vessels registered with MAR.

The system for achieving this has been constructed by Portuguese national authorities in

EISAP heads for magnificent Cascais


The third annual meeting of the European International Shipowners’ Association of Portugal (EISAP) will convene from May 14 to May 17 2019 in the magnificent town of Cascais, just 30 kilometres from Portugal’s capital, Lisbon.

EISAP’s challenging and motivational agenda will be released

EUROMAR wins prestigious award


In only the first time that it has been nominated, EUROMAR has been recognised as a PME Leader in Portugal with the award of a certificate of excellence for good business practices and its contribution to the Portuguese economy.

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Window opens on reporting rules


Reporting formalities for merchant vessels are a huge administrative burden on their crews. So much so, that European shipowners have repeatedly asked the European Union to improve and simplify regulations to the existing Reporting Formalities for Ships Directive (RFD) which has not been able to

Portuguese flag – low port dues in China – fair competition


Increasingly the maritime world is moving onshore from offshore. This momentum cannot be halted. The reasons for this are manifold. They can be found mostly in the realms of politics, trade and finance where the industrialised world is showing more and more interest in marketing

Armed guards on Portuguese flag vessels


The Portuguese government proposal for legislative authorisation to regulate the use of armed guards on Portuguese flag ships, provided they navigate in areas at risk of maritime piracy, has been approved by the Council of Ministers. 

The proposal will now go before parliament, where it will