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29-11-2017

 

Press Release

FEPORT adopts its strategic Roadmap 2018-2020 in view of the upcoming disruptive changes within the maritime logistics chain

 

Brussels, November 29th, 2017

One day before its Third Annual Stakeholders’ Conference, FEPORT held its General Assembly meeting in Brussels. The members who attended the meeting discussed in depth the latest developments regarding issues of interest to the cargo handling industry and, in light of this analysis, adopted a new 2018-2020 Roadmap.

“We are quite satisfied by the implementation of our strategic roadmap 2015-2017 and about the outcome of the legislative procedures regarding two major regulations that concern the port sector, namely the Ports Regulation adopted in January 2017 and the General Block Exemption Regulation adopted in May 2017. Yet, our feeling is that the recognition of the role of the private investors in EU ports is not at the level it should be" comments Mr. Gunther Bonz, President of FEPORT.

“FEPORT has supported the principle of a clarification of the rules applicable to the port sector but Terminal operators are now confronted with the hard reality of national and local interpretations or administrative decisions which may discourage private investment in European ports. We hope that discussions within the European Port Forum will offer opportunities to exchange with the European Commission and Member States about this issue and raise awareness about the role of private investors in the modernization of European ports.”, continues Mr. Gunther Bonz, President of FEPORT.

“When looking to the future, we are fully aware that disruptive changes will occur within the logistics chain. We shall be mobilized to call on regulators and policy makers to assess whether existing frameworks are not obsolete and thus represent potential threats to processes of innovation”, says Mr. Gunther Bonz.

“Terminal operators are investing in port and logistics related operations of the future but to be successful in their tasks, they need a real level playing field and fair competition with other actors of the maritime logistics chain. We call upon EU regulators to guarantee a balanced maritime policy that prevents distortion of competition, be it through regulatory measures or imbalances in the allocation of EU funds to innovation” concludes Mr. Gunther Bonz.

During the General Assembly meeting, the members of the Board of Directors have been elected. The new Board includes representatives from: ZDS, Assiterminal, UNIM, Deltalinqs, Scandinavian Associations, Iberia Associations, CEPA, PSA, DP World, APMT, HPH, and EUROGATE.

 

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid
Secretary General of FEPORT

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T: +32 2 736 75 52

 

 

FEPORT Press Release - General Assembly - Brussels November 29th 2017

 




29-11-2017

 

Press Release

DCT GDANSK S.A. becomes a member of FEPORT

 

Brussels, November 29th, 2017

Deepwater Container Terminal Gdansk (DCT), located in Port of Gdansk (Poland), became operational on 1st June 2007 with the arrival of the first commercial container ship. In the first years of operation, the terminal specialized in handling feeder ships. Since January 2010, container ships from the Far East with a capacity of 8,000 TEU stopped at the Port of Gdansk every week. The direct connection with Asia contributed to the development of the DCT, which became a Baltic hub and one of the fastest developing terminals in the world.

In 2011, the terminal began to handle E class container ships with a capacity of 15,500 TEU, and in 2013, Triple-E class container ships with a capacity of 18,000 TEU, the world's largest container ships at the time, operated by the Maersk Line.

In January 2015, the construction of a new terminal quay began, with the aim of doubling the annual throughput capacity of the DCT up to 3 million TEU. In 2016, the terminal handled 1,289,842 TEU.

Today, DCT is the largest container terminal in the Baltic region.

"We are delighted to become a member of FEPORT and, as the largest terminal in the Baltic, to join the community of the private port operators and terminals to ensure that the role of our sector is recognized within the EU” commented Mr. Cameron Thorpe, CEO of DCT Gdansk S.A.

"We are very glad to welcome DCT as new member of FEPORT. The representation of Polish terminals and port operators within FEPORT has increased over the last number of years. It shows that our colleagues in the different Polish ports are proactive and see the added value of joining an organization like ours. With the support of a company like DCT, FEPORT will continue to raise awareness about the contribution of our industry to the European economy and the subsequent creation of EU based jobs” said Mr. Gunther Bonz, President of FEPORT.

 

For more information, please contact:
Ms Katarzyna Ząbkiewicz, Communications, DCT Gdansk S.A.
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Ms. Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid, Secretary General of FEPORT
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More about DCT Gdansk S.A.:
In late 2016, DCT Gdansk completed and opened its T2 facility, doubling capacity to 3million TEU annually and is now undertaking further expansion.
DCT Gdansk enables Poland to be connected to the largest shipping trade-lane between Europe and Asia. A vital piece of direct foreign investment, ensuring that Polish goods can trade with China more efficiently, reducing cost, providing more competitive delivery times and a lower carbon footprint per container than alternative ports.
DCT does not just serve Poland but is also one of the most efficient ways to serve the Baltic Sea market via transhipment. It is also a competitive way to serve key hinterland markets in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
In 2017 DCT Gdansk will handle in excess of 1.5m TEU, with direct calls by the largest ships afloat. DCT Gdansk is the only terminal in the Baltic Sea capable of handling ships of this size.

 

 

FEPORT Press Release - DCT becomes a member of FEPORT - November 29th 2017

 

 




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