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 is talking with Marko Mykkänen, Managing Director of the Port of Oulu. In what follows, Marko Mykkänen tells ESPO more about the characteristics and challenges of managing a port in Northern Finland, but also how he got into the port sector as well as his vision for the port for the next decade. He also shares his views on the potential of digitalisation in ports, the impact of COVID-19 on the port, and the port’s environmental priorities.



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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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