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European Ships & Maritime Equipment Association (SEA Europe)
Social dialogue in this sector covers:
The sector covers the following activities, defined by NACE (Rev. 2):
25.99 – Manufacture of other fabricated metal products
26.51 – Manufacture of instruments & appliances for measuring, testing & navigation
27.40 – Manufacture of electric lighting equipment
28.11 – Manufacture of engines & turbines, except aircraft, vehicle & cycle engines
30.11 – Building of ships & floating structures
30.12 – Building of pleasure & sporting boats
33.15 – Repair & maintenance of ships & boats
The European maritime technology industry employs some 500 000 people (directly and indirectly), working at around 300 shipyards and 22 000 supplying companies.
Shipyards can be a cornerstone of the industrial infrastructure in maritime regions. Military shipbuilding is also important for national security interests.
Over the last decade, the industry has changed considerably. European companies have moved towards building the most innovative and advanced technologies and high-value vessels.
Globalisation has led to large-scale restructuring, while competition from Korea, China and elsewhere has resulted in the loss of up to 70% of jobs in EU shipyards since 1975. European ship-building still accounts for about 20% of global production and is a global leader in high-value-added niche markets, such as cruise ships and specialised vessels. Moreover, European equipment suppliers hold almost 50% of the market share.
The Committee is currently focusing on:
Check the library entries for this sectoral social dialogue committee.