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ESPO News Monthly Overview – December 2015

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Isabelle Ryckbost

Isabelle Ryckbost

ESPO News Monthly Overview – December 2015


Port of the Month: Port of Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

ESPO’s port of the month is the Port of Rotterdam. With an annual throughput which amounts to some 450 million tonnes and a vast industrial complex, the Port of Rotterdam can be considered as Europe’s largest port. Through some targeted questions, we would like to offer you more insight in the functioning of this impressive port!
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The port of Algeciras gets PERS certified

ESPO is delighted to congratulate the port of Algeciras for achieving the Port Environmental Review System (PERS) certification after the positive evaluation of its application earlier in December. The port of Algeciras gets PERS certified for the first time and ESPO warmly welcomes it to the distinguished community of PERS certified ports.
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COP21: the road to Paris passes through the seaports

Tackling global climate change is a concern of all European ports. European ports overall consider that the 2015 Paris Climate Conference is a historic milestone for enhancing global collective action and moving towards a low-carbon and climate-resilient society. That is why the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) decided to join the “Think Climate” coalition that has been set up under the umbrella of PIANC, the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure.
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ESPO Award 2015 pictures online now!

On 10 November 2015, the annual ESPO Award Ceremony took place at the Albert Hall in Brussels. Click on the link to relive this wonderful evening in the company of Capt. Haddock and La Castafiore!
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ESPO meetings

Executive Committee

  • 24 February 2016, Brussels

Technical Committees

Maritime Affairs Committee/Performance Indicators Workshop

  • 21-22 March 2016, Lisbon (Portugal)

Intermodal, Logistics and Industry Committee

  • 25-26 April 2016, Drammen (Norway)

Sustainable Development Committee

  • Spring 2016, Brussels

Port Governance Committee

  • 2-3 February 2016, Brussels

Economic Analysis and Statistics Committee

  • 6-7 April 2016, Nantes-Saint-Nazaire

Trade Facilitation Committee

  • 21-22 March 2016, Lisbon

General Assembly

  • 1 June 2016, Dublin

EU meetings

Council of the European Union

Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council

  • 3 March 2016, Brussels
  • 15 March 2016, Brussels

Environment Council

  • 4 March 2016, Brussels

European Parliament

Plenary Session

  • 18 January, Strasbourg

Transport Committee

  • 25 January 2016, Brussels
  • 15-16 February 2016, Brussels

Environment Committee

  • 14 January 2016, Brussels
  • 17-18 February 2016, Brussels

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