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Port of the Month: Port of Tallinn

The Port of this Month is Port of Tallinn. At the 17th ESPO general assembly on 4 November 2014, Ellen Kaasik, the Head of Quality and Environmental Management Department of Port of Tallinn, was elected Chairman of ESPO's Sustainable Development Committee for the period 2014-2016. In April this year, Ellen Kaasik enthusiastically chaired the Sustainable Development Committee for the first time. We therefore take you for a visit to Port of Tallinn.


ESPO Ports Policy Debate shows willingness to land with Port Regulation

This morning, the port industry discussed the state of play of the port regulation with Parliament and Commission. One year after EU elections, work seems to move forward with the new Transport Committee. In the debate held at the ESPO conference this morning, all speakers - Commission, Members of the EU Parliament and ports - generally expressed the wish to find an agreement on the text of the port regulation.


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Ports of Bremen hosted EA&S and PORTOPIA meetings.

Welcome to the ESPO website

The European Sea Ports Organisation was founded in 1993. It  represents the port authorities, port associations and port administrations of the seaports of the Member States of the European Union and Norway. ESPO has also observer members in several neighbouring countries to the EU.

The European Union simply cannot function without its seaports. 90 % of Europe’s cargo trade in goods passes through the more than 1200 seaports existing in the 23 maritime Member States of the EU and more than 400 million passengers pass through Europe’s ports every year using ferry and cruise services.

Without seaports, the European Union would not exist as an economic world power. Without seaports, there would be no internal market.

ESPO ensures that seaports have a clear voice in the European Union. The organisation promotes the common interests of its members throughout Europe and is also engaged in dialogue with European stakeholders in the Port and Maritime sector.

ESPO works through a permanent secretariat in Brussels, a General Assembly, an Executive Committee, and 8 specialised committees.


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