In addition to the oral Report given during the 30th Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference on August 30, the BSPC’s Rapporteurs on Integrated Maritime Policy, MP Jochen Schulte and MP Jörgen Pettersson have issued their comprehensive Report 2021 on Developments in the field of Integrated Maritime Policy.
The Report underlines once more the crucial importance that the BSPC attaches to Maritime policy issues and challenges.
It summarizes the developments in the Integrated Maritime Policy since the 29th BSPC, informs about the Maritime Rapporteurs’ activities and important conferences that have taken place throughout the past year.
Like in previous years, the Report focuses on Blue Growth, energy, infrastructure, and environmental aspects of maritime policy, including ocean governance and research. One focus is laid again on autonomous ships in future years and on improving air because of the Sulphur directive.
It also presents legislative developments concerning Blue Growth and overarching aspects.
The Report again addresses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Maritime policy and the Maritime economy and mentions the massive economic implications expressly by disrupted global delivery chains and the decreased number of cruise guests by 99% in 2020. The current Report also refers to consequences of Brexit and the ‘dual transition’.