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

(PDF, 723 KB)

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

(MS Word, 27 KB)



The following are a number of the presentations that were presented at the Brussels Ports Forum 2004.

More presentations will be posted as they become available.

Title Presenter Download

Minutes of Port's Forum


Keynote address

Patrick Verhoeven, ESPO Secretary General

EC Ports Policy

Malcolm Colling , Short Sea Shipping Unit, DG TREN

Session 1: Tools for establishing and Monitoring Motorways of the Sea
Designing and Assessing Motorways of the Sea'

Sean O'Connor and Simon Pett , Nautical Enterprise Centre Ltd, Cork

Contributing to Sea Motorway' Efficiency through Port and Terminal Simulation

Dr Felix Schmidt , University of Ulster

Powerpoint (13 MB)
Panelist chairperson

Paul Valls, French Ministry of Transport and Equipment

Word (32 KB)

Mike Warner , ABPmer


Robert Tremlett , Private Consultant

Session 2: Training of Ports' Personnel in Safety and Security
Passport Training - To Improve Safety and Security in European Cargo Terminals Carol Trant, Accident Prevention Training, Cork Powerpoint (122 KB)
Preparing and Implementing Security Training Programmes for European Ports Jan Bakker , Shipping and Transport College, Rotterdam Powerpoint (4.4 MB)
Panelist chairperson

Patrick van Cauwenberghe, Port Authority Bruges-Zeebrugge

Word (26 KB)

Robert Tremlett , Private Consultant


Professor Harilaos Psaraftis , National Technical University of Athens


Dr Dimitris Makris , Thessaloniki Port Authority

Powerpoint (200 KB)
Session 3: Efficient Intra-European Cargo Movements : PortNet, SafeSeaNet and the VTMIS Directive

Rationale, Implementation and Benefit of PortNet

Rolf Bäckström, Finnish Maritime Administration

Powerpoint (1 MB)
Safe and efficient maritime transport A Regional Solution Mr Phillip Holliday, Marine Manager, ABP South Wales Powerpoint (5.8 MB)
Panelist chairperson Dr Dimitrios Lyridis, National Technical University of Athens  

Lieven Dejonckheere, Maritime Administration of the Flemish Community , Belgium


Mr I. Protopapas, Greek Ministry of Mercantile Marine

Powerpoint (3.97 MB)

J-M Piétri, Dieppe Chamber of Commerce