ESPO Monthly Overview – June 2017


ESPO Port of the Month: Port of Trieste (Italy)

This month we will take you to the Port of Trieste. Located along the Adriatic coast, this Italian port handles all types of cargo, has excellent rail links and operates also as a free port. Let?s have a closer look at this interesting port!

30 June 2017 | Read more

Transport only attracts 9% of the total amount of EFSI investments

This month, the European Investment Bank (EIB) published a provisional EFSI dashboard disclosing the EFSI (European Fund for Strategic Investments) investments by sector. The EIB also published a map which shows where EFSI supported investments can be found.

30 June 2017 | Read more

20 years EcoPorts: Interview with the Port of Vigo

EcoPorts, the main environmental initiative of the European port sector, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. To give you more insight in this initiative, we will publish a series of interviews. This time, we interviewed Carlos Botana Lagarón, Head of the Sustainability Department of the Port Authority of Vigo.

28 June 2017 | Read more

ESPO congratulates the Port of Vigo (Spain) for achieving PERS Certification

ESPO is delighted to congratulate the Port of Vigo for achieving PERS certification. The Port of Vigo, which joined the EcoPorts network in 2013, is achieving PERS certification for the third time already. ESPO praises the port company with its commitment to tackle environmental challenges.

28 June 2017 | Read more

Last call to submit your application for the ESPO Award 2017!

The theme of the 9th edition of the ESPO Award on societal integration of ports is ?Art and Cultural involvement of the port?. If you would like to apply for the ESPO Award 2017, you shouldn?t wait too long. The deadline for project submissions is Friday 30 June 2017!

14 June 2017 | Read more

PORTOPIA updates

This new section of the ESPO Monthly Overview is dedicated to updates concerning the PORTOPIA project and articles published on the PORTOPIA website. PORTOPIA is a 4-year collaborative research project under the Seventh Framework Program (FP7) of the European Commission, known as the ‘Horizon 2020’ program. The project monitors and reports key performance data for European ports and thus assists the industry in moving towards a more sustainable and competitive port system.

  • New PORTOPIA leaflet

During the ESPO Conference 2017 in Barcelona, the new PORTOPIA leaflet was distributed. It provides an introduction to the PORTOPIA Service Cloud and presents the four PORTOPIA tools that were created to support port performance measurement.

6 June 2017 | Read more

  • Identify and implement environmental indicators in your port

Within the framework of PORTOPIA, the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) has developed a tool for the identification and implementation of Environmental Indicators in Ports (TEIP). TEIP is a computer-based tool that port environmental managers can use to identify Environmental Indicators in their port. The tool can be accessed freely via

8 June 2017 | Read more

  • Urban ports and societal integration of port activities

91% of European ports are located in or very close to an urban area. This proximity to urban centres can trigger tensions, so port managers need to proactively manage their relation with the city to secure their ?licence to operate and grow?.

27 June 2017 | Read more  

Follow PORTOPIA on Twitter: @PORTOPIA_EU

Save the Date: Final PORTOPIA event: 9 November 2017, Brussels



ESPO Award 2017: 8 November 2017, Brussels


General Assembly ? 8 November 2017, Barcelona

Executive Committee ? 5 July 2017, Brussels & 5 October 2017, Le Havre

Technical Committees

Port Governance ? 4 July 2017, Brussels

Legal Advisory Network ? 4 July 2017, Brussels

Marine Affairs ? 26 September 2017, Cork

Intermodal, Logistics and Industry ? 4 October 2017, Le Havre

Sustainable Development ? 10 October 2017, Amsterdam

Cruise and Ferry Port Network ? 10 October 2017, Amsterdam

Economic Analysis and Statistics ? 8 November 2017 (AM), Brussels

Trade Facilitation ? Autumn, Brussels


Council of the European Union

Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council

  • 19-21 September 2017, Tallinn (Informal meeting of Energy and Transport ministers)
  • 24 October 2017, Luxembourg

Environment Council

  • 13-14 July 2017, Tallinn (Informal meeting of Environment ministers)
  • 13 October 2017, Luxembourg

European Parliament

Plenary Session

  • 3-6 July 2017, Strasbourg
  • 11-14 September 2017, Strasbourg

Transport Committee

  • 10-11 July 2017, Brussels
  • 31 August 2017, Brussels (Extraordinary meeting)

Environment Committee

  • 10-11 July 2017, Brussels
  • 30-31 August 2017, Brussels

Source: ESPO 30 June 2017

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