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ESPO Monthly Overview – June 2022

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Koen Overtoom, CEO of the Port of Amsterdam


Port pro of the month: Koen Overtoom (NL)

This month, we are taking you to the Netherlands, where we are having a talk with Mr Koen Overtoom, CEO of the Port of Amsterdam. In what follows, you will learn more about his thoughts on the ongoing energy transition, about the role of circular economy in the port, about the port’s vision on clean shipping and many other interesting topics. 
30 June 2022 | Read more

Europe’s ports welcome the EP adoption of a maritime ETS that addresses the issue of carbon and business leakage

On 22 June the European Parliament adopted its position on the EU Emission Trading System (EU ETS), which includes an expansion of the ETS to include shipping emissions. The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) welcomes the EP position that outlines an ambitious and robust ETS that includes measures to address, and if possible, avoid carbon and business leakage.
24 June 2022 | Read more

Europe’s ports release study on the impact of the changing energy landscape on port infrastructure and operations

On Friday 3 June, the ESPO-EFIP study on the implications of the changing energy landscape on Europe’s ports was released and presented at ESPO’s Annual Conference in Valencia.
3 June 2022 | Read more

Five ports receive their PERS certificate at ESPO Conference in Valencia

ESPO congratulates the Port of Harlingen (the Netherlands), the Port of Helsinki (Finland), the JadeWeserPort (Germany), the Port of Cork (Ireland) and the Port of Rauma (Finland) for being certified through the EcoPorts’ environmental management standard (PERS).
2 June 2022 | Read more

ESPO adopts Valencia declaration on empowering Europe’s ports

The European Sea Ports Organisation and its members met in Valencia for its General assembly on 1 June, where they agreed on the following Declaration.
1 June 2022 | Read more

ESPO welcomes the Ports of Montenegro as observer member

The maritime authorities governing the Ports of Montenegro are joining ESPO as an observer member.
1 June 2022 | Read more



ESPO Awards 2022 – 8 November 2022, Brussels


Executive Committee – 6 July 2022, Hamburg

Technical Committees

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

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