PORT PRO OF THE MONTH

Since 2013, ESPO has been putting each month a port in the picture through its “port of the month” articles. After four years, we started with a new series of articles called the “port pro of the month”. Every month, we pay a visit to a port executive who will present us his or her port and also help us understand what it means to lead a European port. 

This month ESPO takes you to Scandinavia, more precisely to the Port of Kokkola in Finland, for an interview with Mr Torbjörn Witting, who leads the Port and can look back to over 25 years of service in the Port! In what follows, you will read more about his long term vision for the Port, his view on the revision of the EU’s TEN-T policy, the role of hydrogen in the Port and how he got into the port sector.

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MEMBERSHIP OVERVIEW

The following national port associations and port administrations are members of ESPO: Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company, Croatian Ports Association, Cyprus Ports Authority, Danish Ports, Finnish Port Association, Union des Ports de France (UPF), Hellenic Ports Association (ELIME), Irish Ports Association, Associazione Porti Italiani (Assoporti), Transport Malta, Norwegian Ports, Association Ports of Portugal (APP), Administraţia Porturilor Maritime S.A. Constanţa, Puertos del Estado, Ports of Sweden, British Ports Association / UK Major Ports Group. The following port associations and port administrations are observer of ESPO: Associated Icelandic Ports, Israel Ports Company (AIP) and State Enterprise “Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority”.

The following members countries are represented by their ports directly: Belgium, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland and Slovenia. The following observer member country is represented by its port directly: Albania.

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