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ESPO Monthly Overview – April 2022

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Mériadec Le Mouillour, Director-General of the “Chambre de commerce et d’industrie métropolitaine Bretagne Ouest (CCIMBO)” © CCIMBO BKermarec

Port pro of the month: Mériadec Le Mouillour (FR)

Mériadec Le Mouillour, Director-General of the “Chambre de commerce et d’industrie métropolitaine Bretagne Ouest (CCIMBO)” in France, tells ESPO this month all about the different ports managed by CCIMBO, the consequences that Brexit had on the ports and the opportunities that come with the revision of the TEN-T guidelines. He also shares his thoughts on hydrogen and the potential impact of the maritime pillar of the Fit for 55 package.
29 April 2022 | Read more

EP-TRAN vote on ETS-maritime: Europe’s ports welcome EP-TRAN efforts to solve the risk of carbon and business leakage

On 28 April, the European Parliament Committee for Transport and Tourism (TRAN) adopted the draft opinion of MEP Novakov on the Commission proposal to bring the maritime sector into the EU Emission Trading System (ETS). The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) welcomes the TRAN opinion’s clear recognition of the risks of carbon and business leakage that will occur if ships are able to avoid the regional EU ETS in different ways.
29 April 2022 | Read more

ESPO Conference 2022 – 2 and 3 June: Time to register!

On 2 and 3 June the European Sea Ports Organisation is taking you to Valencia for the 18th edition of its Annual Conference. The theme of this year’s Conference, hosted by the Port of Valencia, is “Empowering Europe’s ports”. If you want to be part of this annual highlight of and for the European port industry, check out the programme at www.espo-conference.com, clear your agenda for these days and register NOW!
25 April 2022 | Read more

ESPO welcomes cross-party support in the European Parliament for prioritising OPS where it makes sense

The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) welcomes the cross-party support in the TRAN Committee for a legislative framework that supports Onshore Power Supply (OPS) deployment and use in ports in a way that makes sense in terms of emissions reductions and cost effectiveness.
19 April 2022 | Read more

ESPO supports the EU’s 5th sanction package against Russia and insists on a clear, uniform and smooth application in the different Member States

The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) would like to express its support for the 5th sanction package against Russia, as adopted by the EU Member States on 8 April. Europe’s ports stress the importance of clarity and uniformity in the application of the sanctions in the different Member States of the EU. The governments and competent authorities in the Member States must put everything in place to guarantee a smooth implementation of this decision and limit further disruption of the EU supply chain.
12 April 2022 | Read more

Port of Guadeloupe gets PERS certification for the second time

ESPO congratulates the Guadeloupe Port Authority (France) for being certified through the EcoPorts’ environmental management standard (PERS). Guadeloupe joined the EcoPorts’ network in 2018 and is PERS-certified for the second time, demonstrating the efforts of the French port in protecting the Caribbean marine ecosystems.
06 April 2022 | Read more

CALENDAR

ESPO EVENTS

ESPO Conference 2022 – 2-3 June 2022, Valencia – www.espo-conference.com

ESPO MEETINGS

General Assembly – 1 June 2022, Valencia

Executive Committee – 6 July 2022, Hamburg

Technical Committees

Committee on Port Governance and Management – 7 July 2022, Hamburg

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