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ESPO Award 2014

logo espo-awardThe ESPO Award on Societal Integration of Ports is entering its sixth edition. For the 2014 competition, the theme ‘Innovative environmental projects’ was chosen. The call for proposals is open.

 

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Italian Presidency presents transport priorities to the TRAN Committee
23-07-2014

On 22 July, the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transports, Maurizio Lupi, presented the transport priorities of the Italian Presidency to the Transport and Tourism (TRAN) Committee.

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Commission takes further action on corporate taxation of Dutch, French, Belgian and German ports
11-07-2014

This week, the European Commission DG Competition announced the launching of an in-depth investigation to verify whether exemptions from corporate tax granted under Dutch law to public companies, including port operators, are in line with EU state aid rules.

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Port of the month: the Port of Livorno
01-07-2014

As from 1 July, Italy is holding the Presidency of the European Union. Italy has 14 core TEN-T ports. One of the them is the Port of Livorno. Time for a visit.

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ESPO Conference 2015 to be held in  Piraeus 

On 21 and 22 May 2015, ESPO is inviting its members, all interested stakeholders and policy makers to come to Greece for the 12th edition of its annual conference, which will be organised in cooperation with the port of Piraeus.

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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