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. 

Our port pro of the month is Mr. Dennis Jul Pedersen, CEO of Port Esbjerg in Denmark. It is not by coincidence that the Port of Esbjerg was chosen to host the Offshore Wind Summit 2022, which included the signing of a joint declaration on ‘The North Sea as a Green Power Plant of Europe’ (Esbjerg declaration) by Commission President von der Leyen and different Heads of Government. In what follows, Mr Pedersen will give you all the reasons and take you on a discovery tour of the Port of Esbjerg.

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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. The following port associations and port administrations are observer of ESPO: Associated Icelandic Ports, British Ports Association/UK Major Ports Group, Israel Ports Company (AIP), Ports of Montenegro 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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