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  • 19 December 2016
    Rules & Regulation

    Europe should pile on the pressure on the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to increase efforts and submit an initial shipping emissions reduction target to the stock-take process of the Paris Agreement in 2018, according to the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO). The initial reduction target should be accompanied by short-term measures, and by 2023, IMO should set […]

  • 23 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The next project shortlisted for this year’s ESPO comes from Lisbon and looks at new ways to preserve the natural environment around the port, while improving its economic prospects and collaboration with society and stakeholders. The 2014 ESPO Awards celebrate the role that ports can play in maintaining the natural environment and contributing to a […]

  • 10 July 2018

    European ports do not want to carry the costs of “unreasonable amounts” of garbage delivered by ships, according to ESPO.

  • 25 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    On 20 February, ESPO awarded five new PERS certificates during a seminar held in Piraeus. ESPO congratulates the Greek ports of Corfu, Lagos, Kavala and Volos, and the Italian port of Piombino for this significant achievement. The Port Environmental Review System (PERS) is the only port sector specific environmental management standard. PERS is the flagship […]

  • 28 March 2016

    The leading issue of European ports is still air quality which remains the number one environmental priority of the ports, as it was in 2013, according to the European Sea Ports Organization’s (ESPO) 2016 environmental review. “This is fully in line with the priority given to the subject at EU political level. The implementation of the Sulphur […]

  • 19 October 2018

    ESPO has published an environmental report for 2018, listing top 10 environmental priorities of the European ports. 

  • 25 January 2013

    The EU Commission launched the so-called ‘Clean Fuel for Transport Package’. This consist of a Communication on a European alternative fuels strategy and a proposed Directive on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure. An accompanying document describes the action plan for the development of LNG in shipping. The package addresses all transport modes and its […]

  • 25 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Commission yesterday launched the so-called ‘Clean Fuel for Transport Package’. This consist of a Communication on a European alternative fuels strategy and a proposed Directive on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure. An accompanying document describes the action plan for the development of LNG in shipping. The package addresses all transport modes and its […]

  • 28 July 2016

    A new regulation requiring the gross mass of a container to be verified before it is loaded onto a ship, which entered into force on July 1, will assist in ensuring that the millions of containers carried on ships each year are optimally stowed, thereby helping to prevent container stacks collapsing and containers being lost overboard, and […]

  • 24 December 2018
    Rules & Regulation

    ESPO: ports or responsible ships likely to pay for unreasonable quantities of garbage.

  • 5 March 2014

    The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has called on the Parliament and Council of the European Union to reach an agreement on the Clean Fuel Strategy before the European elections. The European Parliament and Council are meeting on Wednesday in a so-called “trilogue” on the Clean Fuel Strategy to reach a compromise and find a solution […]

  • 22 April 2005

    ESPO, the European Sea Ports Organisation in collaboration with the Malta Maritime Authority will be hosting the prestigious ESPO 2005 Conference in Malta between the 28 and 29 of April. The theme of this year’s conference at the Hotel Le Meridien Phoenicia is “SYNERGIES FOR AN EU SEAPORT POLICY – Making the puzzle match”.

  • 27 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Transport Committee of the European Parliament on Monday, 25 November,  voted the Fidanza report on the Commission proposal for a Directive on the Deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure. The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) welcomes the outcome of the vote with regard to the deployment of a sufficient network of LNG refuelling points in […]

  • 3 February 2015

    The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has voiced concerns about the impact of the new European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI) that is being set up following a recent initiative by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. The Juncker Plan aims to leverage investments in the magnitude of €315bn by covering part of the risk of projects. […]

  • 19 January 2012

    The ESPO Award on Societal Integration of Ports is entering its fourth edition this year. The Award was established in 2009 to promote innovative projects of port authorities that improve societal integration of ports, especially with the city or wider community in which they are located. In this way, the Award wants to stimulate the […]

  • 14 May 2012

    Recently, ESPO held the 9th edition of its annual Conference in Sopot, the elegant Polish seaside resort town located in between the ports of Gdansk and Gdynia, who were hosting the event. The conference revolved around the theme of port financing and investment, the most important enabling factors behind port development. The conference also devoted […]

  • 17 October 2019

    Air quality continues to be the top environmental priority of the European ports this year as well.

  • 21 January 2013

    The European Commission held on Friday a public hearing for port stakeholder organisations and Member State experts, which formally closes the review process on EU ports policy that Commissioner Kallas initiated in autumn 2011. “The review was a good idea since the current EU framework for ports already dates from 2007“, said ESPO Secretary General […]

  • 22 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Growing and clustered traffic volumes, larger ships and the cost of subsequent adaptation of port and port-hinterland infrastructure, and increasing market power of shipping alliances are the main challenges for European ports, European Sea Ports Organization (ESPO) said in the Mid-Term review of its 2011 White Paper on transport. European ports identified several other points of concern, including: national budget […]

  • 27 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Transport Committee of the European Parliament has expressed its support (29 in favor, 13 against, 3 abstentions) for the compromise reached by MEP Knut Fleckenstein and the TRAN shadow rapporteurs on the proposal for a port regulation adopted in May 2013, the European Sea Ports Organisation said in its press release. “When the proposal […]

  • 5 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    Today, the European Parliament and Council are meeting in a so-called “trilogue” on the Clean Fuel Strategy to reach a compromise and find a solution on the outstanding issues. If necessary, another trilogue is foreseen in two weeks time. If an agreement can be found, it can be endorsed by the Parliament before the elections. […]

  • 12 September 2012

    Antwerp, Bremenports, Cartagena, Dover, Genoa, Marseilles, Piraeus, Rotterdam, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Venice – these are the ten port authorities that were shortlisted for the 4th edition of the ESPO Award on Societal Integration of Ports. The jury selected these applications from a total of 23 submissions. The theme of this year’s competition is […]