European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) recently expressed its support concerning the idea of helping private investors prioritize green and sustainable investments by providing them a clear manual with common definitions.
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.
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.
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.
ESPO released a statement, explaining how important it is for European ports to keep all their port activities sustainable and what can be done to enhance a balanced development of cruise activities in European ports.
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.
ESPO congratulates Port of Barcelona, Port of Vigo and Port of Baku for achieving EcoPorts’ environmental management standard (PERS). Isabelle Ryckbost, ESPO’s Secretary General, handed over the PERS certificates to the ports’ representatives during the Green Port Congress in Oslo.
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.
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 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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