An excellent Newsletter by FEPORT (The Federation of European private Port Operators and Terminals) is available herebelow, just click on and read more than interesting news, events and forthcoming events including last April’s ( 11 to 12th of April), FEPORT participation to the PFI Amsterdam conference.
That event brought port finance, maritime, transport, infrastructure and industrial experts together to look how key European port players are responding to recent global industry trends. Major trends such as ongoing consolidation in the shipping sector, deployment of mega vessels, changing growth patterns and modern intermodal strategies will result in the need for port and terminal stakeholders to re-adjust their strategies, in order to harness new opportunities for growth and expansion in the coming years. How to successfully implement port projects in light of these developments was the core focus of this year’s PFI Amsterdam conference. Across two days of plenary presentations, panel discussions, workshops and keynote sessions, PFI Amsterdam 2017 placed a spotlight on the developments and growth plans in the European region.
“The conference offered a good opportunity to shed light on current challenges for the EU port sector. Attracting private investment in ports will be crucial in the coming years in a context where public funding is decreasing. European private port operators are more than ever committed to modernize ports if the rules applying to investments are clarified, stable and consistent” commented Ms. Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid, FEPORT Secretary General.
Have a good read and look forward to your comments; ports are the most fundamental means of all nations development!