Brussels, 11 September 2019

 

On September 11th, FEPORT attended an event, organised by Port of Rotterdam and the Port of Antwerp about “The added value of ports in Europe”. Prof Bart Kuipers (Erasmus University) gave insights about the added value of ports while Mr Henrik Hololei, Director General of DG MOVE gave a key note speech explaining how the Commission sees the role of ports.

The event was an opportunity for the representatives of the Ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam, Mr Christian Holzleitner, Jacques Vandermeiren (CEO Antwerp Port Authority) and Ronald Paul (COO Port of Rotterdam Authority) to communicate to MEPs and representatives of the Commission their main expectations for the coming years.

Decarbonisation, the energy transition and digitalization were among the subjects that have been discussed by panelists. The Ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam commented on these major developments and stressed the need for the EU to support infrastructure investments that are needed to implement the Energy Transition.