Each year, the GreenPort events are supported by a number of major industry organisations connected with ports and shipping whose members will benefit from discounts to attend. The 2017 GreenPort events – GreenPort Cruise and GreenPort Congress, will be hosted by the Port of Amsterdam from 10-13 October 2017. Leading organisations that have already reconfirmed their support include ESPO, EcoPorts, FEPORT, Assoporti and the International Windship Association.

ESPO. The European Union simply cannot function without its seaports. Almost all of the Community’s external trade and almost half of its internal trade enters or leaves through the more than 1200 seaports existing in the 22 maritime Member States of the EU.

EcoPorts Foundation (EPF) is a non profit organisation established in 1999 by a group of eight large European ports for the benefit of ports and port communities.

As a result of European developments, it was found essential to create an organisation representing the interests of private port operators, i.e. stevedores and terminal operators, at European level. This resulted in the foundation of FEPORT on the 13 January 1993.

Assoporti, (the Italian Association of Ports) brings together Port Authorities, other special bodies in ports, Chambers of Commerce of port cities and the Italian Organization of Chambers of Commerce. Together with its members, and in cooperation with other Associations, it has, amongst its objectives, that of realising policies for the development of the field, as well as the enhancing of advanced technologies.

The ‘International Windship Association’ (IWSA) is a growing, member driven association that is encouraging, advising and advocating for the use of wind propulsion technologies in the shipping industry.

If you would like to put forward an organisation to be an official supporter of the GreenPort Congress 2015, please email congress@greenport.com or call +44 1329 825335.

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