EuropeAbout FEPORT


Who are we?

FEPORT represents the interests of 2,290 private seaport companies and operators who perform cargo handling and logistics related activities in the seaports of the European Union and Turkey.

FEPORT members employ around 400,000 port workers and have invested in the last ten years over EUR 70 billion to enhance the attractiveness and competitiveness of European seaports.

Since 1993, FEPORT promotes the interests of its members, i.e. national associations, local, regional and global companies, and maintains continuous dialogue with all EU institutional and non-institutional stakeholders in Brussels. 


FEPORT’S Mission statement

FEPORT speaks on behalf of its members, promotes their collective interest and presents their positions.

FEPORT is committed to ensure inclusive dialogue and constructive exchange of views between its members and European policy-makers.

FEPORT undertakes all initiatives that favor a better understanding of the priorities of the European private port companies and terminals by key stakeholders.


FEPORT’s Value proposition 

  • Advocacy & Influence: acting to promote sustainable favourable business environment for membership.
  • Access & Relationships: establishing fruitful cooperation between membership and all relevant stakeholders.
  • Information & Intelligence: collecting and using all relevant information to take appropriate action.
  • Recognition & Branding: building trust and becoming an expertise provider regarding the sector.

FEPORT is a policy-led and policy-driven organisation.


FEPORT's objectives are:

  • to inform and advise its members on European port-related matters
  • to discuss and formulate common points of view with regard to European policy matters
  • to serve as an interlocutor for the EU institutions and other national or international organisations
  • to share technical and operational know-how


The subjects of interest to FEPORT are:

  • Port Policy
  • Transport Policy
  • Maritime Policy
  • Safety and Security
  • Environment and Climate crisis
  • Intermodal transport
  • Cyber security
  • Logistics
  • Customs and Internal Market Procedures
  • Social Policy (Social Dialogue)
  • Upskilling and Reskilling
  • Research and Development