Brussels, 01 October 2014 – The European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP) has elected Hans-Peter Hadorn, the CEO of Port of Switzerland (Basel) as its new President. He succeeds Jean-Louis Jérôme, Director of the Port of Strasbourg, who had held the presidency since 2012.
EFIP President Hans-Peter Hadorn said: “I would like to thank Jean-Louis Jérôme for his excellent work and am delighted to take over this exciting role as EFIP President. As multimodal nodes, inland ports are a key element for the successful development of the TEN-T corridors. It is one of EFIP’s main challenges to increase decision makers’ awareness of their importance for the smooth functioning of the transport system. In this respect, I look forward to continuing the close dialogue we have established with the European institutions.”
Born in 1958, Mr Hadorn has a background in political economics and business economics. From 1995 to 2005, he worked for the Swiss Federal Railway company SBB, first as Head of Safety and Security and later as Head of International Production, Head of Strategic Planning and Executive Board Member of SBB Cargo.
Since 2005, Hans-Peter Hadorn has been at the Head of the Port of Basel, which merged with other neighbouring ports in 2008 to form Port of Switzerland.
Mr Hadorn is a Swiss Commissioner at the Central Commission for the Navigation on the Rhine (CCNR).
Background information on EFIP:
The European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP) brings together more than 200 inland ports and port authorities in 17 countries of the European Union, Switzerland and Ukraine. Since 1994 EFIP has been the voice of the inland ports in Europe. EFIP highlights and promotes the role of inland ports.
EFIP actively follows all developments in the field of EU policy of importance to inland ports and represents the inland ports vis-à-vis the European institutions and other international bodies. EFIP offers its members the possibility to exchange information, expertise and best practices with colleagues in other countries.