The Commission published, on 3 October, a mid-term report on the implementation of its Maritime Transport Strategy until 2018. The report covers safety and security, digitisation, environmental sustainability and decarbonisation. The Report sets out the next steps that the Commission will propose in these areas and includes passenger safety and the steps needed to curb greenhouse gas emissions of international shipping. The Commission calls for a dialogue between regulators and the sector itself and displays a willingness to examine the suitability of the current framework to the present: are the rules fit for purpose. To this end the Commission has opened a public consultation allowing comments and suggestions in the answers to questions set by the Commission. The consultation is open till 8 January 2017.