03 May 2017
Port of the Month: Port of Leixões (Portugal)
This month, we will take you to the Port of Leixões in Portugal. Strategically located in the north-west of the Iberian Peninsula, the Port of Leixões functions mainly as an export port, serving virtually all types of ships and cargo as well as cruises. Let’s have a closer look at this interesting port!
02 May 2017 | Read more
ESPO Award 2017: Are art and cultural involvement the matchmakers between your port and the city?
The ESPO Award on Societal Integration of Ports is entering its ninth edition. The theme of this year is “Art and Cultural involvement of the port”. The 9th ESPO Award will be officially handed out during an Award Ceremony and Port Night, which will take place on 8 November 2017 in Brussels.
Workshop on “Regeneration of Port Cities and Port Areas”
Within the framework of the Opinion on “Regeneration of Port Cities and Port Areas”, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) jointly with the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU is cooperating to put that matter on the European agenda. The workshop, co-organised in collaboration with ESPO and EFIP, will take place on 16 May (9:00 am – 13:00 pm) at the Maltese Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels.
ESPO Conference 2017 – 1 and 2 June in Barcelona: let’s go through the programme!
“Ports in a changing climate, a changing world”: this is the central theme of the ESPO 2017 Annual Conference, taking place on 1 and 2 June, kindly hosted by the Port of Barcelona.
This new section of the ESPO Monthly Overview is dedicated to updates concerning the PORTOPIA project and articles published on the PORTOPIA website. PORTOPIA is a 4-year collaborative research project under the Seventh Framework Program (FP7) of the European Commission, known as the ‘Horizon 2020’ program. The project monitors and reports key performance data for European ports and thus assists the industry in moving towards a more sustainable and competitive port system.
The PORTOPIA project has entered its last year. This is a good time to make up a balance and to look into the future of the project. Therefore, we organised an interview with Isabelle Ryckbost, Secretary General of ESPO, and Michael Dooms, the PORTOPIA project coordinator.
11 April 2017 | Read more
The Straits of Gibraltar is a very strategic point on East-West maritime trade lanes. Between 1985 and 2016, the container volumes in the wider region around the Straits grew from 660,000 TEU (1985) to 14.01 million TEU (2016).
Dr. Theo Notteboom, co-founder and co-director of PortEconomics, has made an overview of the container port activity around the Straits of Gibraltar (1985-2016).
18 April 2017 | Read more
According to the ESPO Fact-Finding Survey of 2016, 44% of European port authorities manage more than one port. The merging of neighbouring port authorities happened either bottom-up, as a result of cooperation between port authorities, or driven by government’s policy.
25 April 2017 | Read more
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ESPO Conference 2017: 1-2 June 2017, Barcelona – www.espo-conference.com
ESPO Award 2017: 8 November 2017, Brussels
General Assembly – 31 May 2017, Barcelona
Sustainable Development – 10 October 2017, Amsterdam
Marine Affairs – 4 May 2017, Brussels
Trade Facilitation, Customs and Security & Brexit Working Group – 11 May 2017, Southampton
Port Governance – Spring 2017, TBC
Council of the European Union
Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council