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Article by Prof. Psaraftis. Published in Lloyd's List, Jan 22nd 2004.
"Europe port 'patchwork' needs to be redesigned".

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Letter to the Editor of Lloyd's List in response to Prof. Psaraftis' Article.

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European Ports' Forum Workshop
Brussels, 4th March 2004
"Realising the Potentail of Europe's Maritime and Transport and Trade"

Themes of the Workshop

This European Ports' Forum Workshop will address current issues relating to maritime transport and trade in Europe - and that impinge directly on ports.

The workshop will examine how 'Motorways of the Sea' maybe designed and their performance assessed - hence facilitating the European single market.

Speakers and panellists will address a key issue of the moment - effective training of ports' personnel in safety and security.

Technologies and cooperative measures will be presented that will significantly improve the efficiency of moving goods in Europe.

Features of the Workshop

  • Issues will be addressed that concern European Ports today and that will help shape their future prosperity.
  • There will be an inclusive and consultative format, which will encourage participation from the floor.
  • Executives involved in the Maritime Transport Industry will contribute actively in the panel discussions.

Who should attend?

This Workshop is addressed to all actors of the European Ports Industry:

  • State and European Institutions
  • Port and Terminal Managers
  • Port Stakeholders (stevedores, shipping lines, agents, freight forwarders, and logistics service providers)
  • Research Organisations
  • Universities and Colleges
  • Port and Transport Consultants

Attendance Fee
No attendance fee will be charged.

This workshop is organised by the European project TRAPIST (Tools and Routines to Assist Ports and Improve Shipping) co-funded by DG TREN of the European Commission under the 5th R&D Framework Programme. The organisers and participants are solely responsible for the opinions expressed in the workshop, which do not represent that of the European Community.

Venue: Hotel Plaza Crown Europa
Rue de la Loi 107,
Brussels 1040, Belgium

For more information contact:

Bénédicte Sage
Nautical Enterprise Centre Ltd
7, Sheares Street
Tel.:+353 (0)21 4906200
Email: bsage@necl.ie