ESPO contribution to the second round of consultation on a GBER for Ports
This response builds on the concerns already shared by ESPO in its response to the first round of consultation on this GBER proposal2.
As already pointed out in the first response, there is considerable diversity within ports in Europe in the way they are financed, with a mixture of private and public funding. This position paper outlines certain points of common understanding among ESPO members about state aid to ports in general and the proposal for a GBER for ports in particular. This ESPO contribution to the public consultation has to be considered together with the individual contributions from ESPO members, reflecting the diversity in which ports in Europe are financed and organised.
The full ESPO contribution can be found in attachment.