Based in Brussels, the European Sea Ports Organisation ensures that seaports have a clear voice in the European Union.
ESPO represents the common interests and promotes the common views and values of its members to the European institutions and its policy makers.

ESPO assists its members in gaining a better understanding of policy initiatives of importance to the sector.
ESPO assists European policy makers in better understanding the role and importance of port authorities, based both on its extensive knowledge of the sector and on reliable information and data.
ESPO is also engaged in a continuous dialogue with all European stakeholders in the port and maritime sector.

Finally, over the years, ESPO has turned into a unique knowledge network of European port authorities. ESPO was created in 1993.