Bruxelles, 19th January 2015 - Transport Commissioner Bulc engages in dialogue with port stakeholders
Commissioner for Transport, Mrs Violeta Bulc, met on 19th January the leaders of the 20 largest European ports and the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO). Participants exchanged views on the global economic, geopolitical and technological challenges faced by the European ports and specific issues impacting their performance, stressing the importance of ports for Europe and the necessity to better reflect the role they play for industrial development, growth, logistics, innovation and energy.
"Ports are amongst Europe's major assets. They provide seamless logistics across maritime, rail, inland waterways and road transport. They develop into industrial poles contributing to growth, jobs and energy security. We must preserve and enhance these assets. We will continue our dialogue to improve port connectivity and facilitate investments and innovation" said Mrs Bulc.