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ESPO suggests two-step approach for the new EU Transport Strategy

While ports are ready to embrace and adapt to a changed reality due to COVID-19, it is unclear how long the current major disruption of Europe’s economy and society will last. For this reason, ESPO proposed a two-step approach to set the ground for a long-term EU Transport Strategy.

ESPO expresses full support of European Green Deal

Following the launch of the European Green Deal, the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) expressed its support, welcoming EU’s ambition in becoming the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050.

ESPO: TEN-T review should bring maritime and land links on equal footing

The TEN-T guidelines review should not lead to a complete change of direction in the TEN-T policy, said the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) in a new announcement as the European Commission is currently at the process of reviewing the 2013 TEN-T guidelines with a public consultation. 

EU highlights the urgency for increased port – rail connectivity

The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) together with the European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP) published a joint paper calling for the strengthening of port-rail connectivity with regards to the European Union’s transport policy. In fact, the paper entitled “Ports in the European Rail System” suggests the implementation of the current EU legislative rail framework should take into account that rail management is not a core task for port authorities, as they have to deal with a complex web of transport, logistics, industry, energy, blue growth and community interests.

Air quality continues to be the top environmental priority for ports

ESPO presented its annual Environmental Report for 2019, including more than 60 different environmental performance benchmarks containing figures on the green services to shipping, as well as the Top 10 Environmental Priorities of the European ports. 94 ports participated in this year’s report.

Over 40 organisations jointly call for a strong CEF II

Ahead of the European Parliament’s hearings of the commissioners-designate, a coalition of more than 40 European associations and organisations reiterated their call for a strong transport budget. The budget will be decided by the upcoming negotiations of the Multiannual Financial Framework. 

ESPO: The Ten-T review must recognize the new roles of ports

ESPO submitted its proposals regarding the European Commission’s review of the TEN-T Regulation 1315/2013 which kick started before summer. ESPO believes the new TEN-T guidelines should be adapted to recognise the role many seaports are playing in the field of energy and digitalization over their classical role.

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