It’s all about the money, says the European Sea Ports Organisation. Felicity Landon reports
The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has welcomed the European Commission’s proposal for the next Connecting Europe Facility (CEF II) but has called for the definition of the “‘cross-border’ element” to include projects’ cross-border impact and “the maritime dimension”.
ESPO has criticised a plan set out in the new proposal on the revision of the Port Reception Facilities (PRF) Directive to further incentivise users of waste facilities in ports to deliver by introducing the 100% fixed fee (indirect fee) for garbage.
EU support for an CO2 emissions reduction target for the shipping sector as well as potential short, mid, and long-term reduction measures has been backed by the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO).
COMMENT: Who picks up the bill for infrastructure investments is a key issue in port development, writes Peter de Langen
The implementation of Directive 2010/65/EU on reporting formalities for ships arriving in and/or departing from ports of the Member States (the Reporting Formalities Directive, or RFD) fails to succeed in lowering the administrative burden in maritime transport, the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has said.
The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has called for a strong Connecting Europe facility to support the €48bn investment it claims European ports need.
A new position paper calls on Brexit negotiators to consider the impact of potential post-Brexit scenarios on ports and the transport and logistics chain in the second phase of negotiations.
Felicity Landon asks if there’s a case for a sustainability ranking for ports
The completion of the European Sea Ports Organisation’s (ESPO) PORTOPIA project has been marked by a conference attended by port representatives from across Europe.
The secretary general of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) unveiled the representative body’s sustainability agenda for the upcoming months at the GreenPort Congress and GreenPort Cruise conference for 2017.
A coalition of thirty organisations are lobbying the European Union to invest more in European transport projects which they say are at risk due to insufficient funding.
Bremen, Cartagena, Dunkirk, Guadeloupe and Riga have been shortlisted for the eighth European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) Award on Societal Integration of Ports.
After 15 years of discussions, the European Commission, Council and Parliament have reached a compromise on the text for the Ports Regulation, the legal framework for organising port services and financial transparency of ports in Europe.
Independent management, masterplanning and digitalisation are among some of the trends in EU port governance highlighted by the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) in its 2016 Fact-Finding Report.
Ports need to consider the broader picture when setting sustainability goals, finds Alex Hughes
The European ports sector is full of diversity, with opportunities and challenges to match finds Felicity Landon
With implementation of the new SOLAS convention just two months away, the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has called for clarity.
The European Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) voted this week to amend the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) guidelines - but budgets will stay the same.
EU ports are calling on European heads not to touch the budget for the TEN-T project when they meet this week to decide on the Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF) and the European budget for 2014-2020.
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