Press Releases


Press Releases 2024



Joint Press Release: EU TRANSPORT SECTOR: Europe more than ever in need of more EU budget for transport



Joint Press Release: EU's waterborne transport sector Declaration



Maritime and Port Industry Stakeholders Welcome the IMCO vote on UCC Reform, urging further efforts to secure a smart, safe, and competitive Customs Union



Innovation Fund is key to support the transition to zero-emission waterborne transport



UCC reform: FEPORT welcomes IMCO’s understanding of the challenges relating to temporary storage of goods


Press Releases 2023



FEPORT, ETA, EMPA and ECASBA members call on the EU Commission to immediately commission a study on the risks of cargo diversion from European ports and possible solutions to prevent the diversion



FEPORT members reiterate their concerns about EU ETS for shipping related real risks of cargo diversion and welcome Port of Lübeck as a new FEPORT member



FEPORT welcomes 2023 amendment of the General Block Exemption Regulation and reiterates the need for AFIR to be consistent



EU ETS Maritime: Managing bodies of Europe’s ports and Private Port Operators welcome Commission monitoring of carbon and business leakage, but call for early and robust action against evasion



Deployment of OPS: the level playing field between EU ports is at risk if co-legislators do not adopt consistent pieces of legislation


Press Releases 2022



FEPORT calls for smart and fair regulation that will preserve EU ports' competitiveness and guarantee a real level playing field within the maritime logistics chain



ETS shipping revenues should finance investments onboard ships and in ports



FEPORT calls for continuous monitoring of ETS and FuelEU impacts on business activity and employment in EU ports


21.10. 2022

ETS maritime should be workable and consistent avoiding carbon and business leakage


ETS: Maritime industry unites to call for earmarking of ETS revenues



Container shipping customers and service suppliers call for immediate start to review of competition rules



EU ETS: FEPORT supports EU co-legislators’ efforts to address evasive port calls, but underlines the need for additional action to safeguard the competitive position of European seaport terminals



ESPO and FEPORT call for OPS where it makes sense in AFIR and FuelEU Maritime 



FEPORT welcomes SEINEPORT Union as a new member and calls on policy makers for more support to solve bottlenecks in the maritime logistics chain



Press Release - Provision of OPS in ports: FEPORT calls on the TRAN Committee to clearly define the role of each port stakeholder



Press Release - Closure and delays in the Port of Shanghai: FEPORT calls for an urgent initiative from the EU Commission to gather all interested parties to discuss contingency plans




Press Releases 2021


“Fit for 55 proposals”: Joint Contribution of the Waterborne and intermodal transport organizations



Press Release - FEPORT calls for a real factual debate with respect to the causes of the current disruption in the maritime logistics chain



Press Release - FEPORT welcomes the “Fit for 55” proposals but underlines the need to acknowledge and support the efforts of port stakeholders



Press Release - FEPORT welcomes G7 agreement on minimum taxation of multinationals and calls on OECD countries to include cargo handling in the scope of BEPS Pillar 2



Press Release - Successful vessel call optimization combines port and ship centric approaches



Joint Press Release - Social Dialogue for Ports is more than “ticking boxes” in the framework of EU consultations



Joint Press Release - Recovery and Resilience Facility | Transport keeps us going forward



Press Releases 2020

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Press Releases 2013, 2014 & 2015