Port Pro of the month: Gunnar Tryggvason (IS)
Our port pro of the month is Mr. Gunnar Tryggvason, in the Port Direction of the Associated Icelandic Ports (Faxaports) since 2019. In this interview, Mr. Tryggvason discusses the growing importance of Icelandic Ports since the energy crisis, their role in the cruise sector, digitalisation and many other interesting topics!
22 December 2022 | Read more
Aqaba container terminal get PERS-certified
ESPO congratulates Aqaba Container Terminal (Jordan) for being certified through the EcoPorts’ environmental management standard (PERS). Aqaba joined the EcoPorts’ network in 2013 and is PERS-certified for the third time, demonstrating the efforts of the Jordan port in protecting the Jordanian coast of the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea marine ecosystems.
12 December 2022 |Read more
Council further strengthens role of seaports in the TEN-T network
On 5 December, the Transport Council reached a provisional agreement on the review of the TEN-T guidelines of 2013.The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) welcomes the text of the Council General Approach, since it clearly backs the Commission’s approach to lift the importance of the maritime dimension and strengthen the role of ports within the framework of Europe’s TEN-T policy.
07 December 2022 | Read more
For ESPO, ETS maritime outcome can only be a success if measures against carbon and business leakage and earmarking of funds for maritime are strictly applied
Europe’s ports continue to support the extension of the EU Emission Trading System (EU ETS) to the maritime sector. The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) recognises that the maritime EU ETS can be a powerful mechanism to accelerate the green transition of the sector.
05 December 2022 | Read more