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Ports’ Relationship in the Mediterranean region: future cooperations, competences and competitions

The Mediterranean Sea is the largest of the semi enclosed European seas: its basin area covers almost 2.6 million km2 , 0.82 % of the world’s ocean surface. Surrounded by 22 countries and territories from Europe, Africa and the Middle East that share a coastline of 46 000 km, it is connected to the Atlantic… Read more »

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Mediterranean Ports’ competences and competitions

The Mediterranean is an especially appropriate area for transport trade. The main global maritime route crosses the Mediterranean Sea from Suez to Gibraltar; one of the centers of the global economy is situated on the Northern shore of the Mediterranean; and the EU is opening its doors to new members. Moreover, emergent economies are located… Read more »

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Suez Canal, and the Belt & Road Initiative: the Role of the Mediterranean countries

The BRI and the Chinese development strategy for the future The Chinese Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) is probably the most important investment project worldwide since the Marshall Plan that followed World War 2 in terms of number of countries involved in the project and amount of financial resources devoted to the initiative. Based on… Read more »

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Docks the Future presents the Network of Excellence

Docks the Future presents the Network of Excellence The Network of Excellence – output of Docks the Future Project –  gathers the most innovative ports willing to team up and take actions to support the maritime community in developing innovative projects and in achieving their sustainable targets, based on the opportunities deriving from funding programmes… Read more »

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Rise of Asian Economic Powers: Europe needs a robust strategy towards Asia

1 According to The Guardian Report, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says end of US-led global system and Europe needs a robust strategy for Asia. The Asian century may have arrived marking the end of a US-led global system, the EU’s foreign affairs chief has said amid a growing discussion in Europe on how… Read more »

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Docks The Future project participates at the Transport Research Arena 2020 in Helsinki 27-30 April

TRA, the Transport Research Arena, is the largest European research and technology conference on transport and mobility. In 2020, TRA takes place in Helsinki, Finland. Themed Rethinking transport – towards clean and inclusive mobility, TRA2020 brings together experts from around the world to discuss the newest innovations and future of mobility and transport.     Registration… Read more »

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The first Semi-Ballastable Barge Transporter (SBBT) in the Mediterranean region is being built as part of a project involving six European ports

Under construction at the Rosetti Marino shipyard in Italy, as part of the European co-financed Poseidon Med II project, the SBBT is due for delivery later this year. With a load capacity of 4,000 m3 of LNG and 1,000 m3 of Marine Diesel Oil (MDO), it will mainly operate in the North-Adriatic Sea, and will… Read more »

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By a group of European cruise ports, sustainable cruise initiative picks up pace

A group of European cruise ports has met at the end of 2019 to draw up guidelines for a new sustainable approach to maritime tourism. Source: A cruise ship at the Port of Venice. Image: Port of Venice   Members of the ‘Cruise 2030’ working group confirmed their commitment to tackling environmental issues, especially on reducing… Read more »

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More than 40 organisations jointly call for a strong Connecting Europe Facility II

Ahead of the European Parliament’s hearings of the commissioners-designate, a coalition of more than 40 European associations and organisations renewed their call for a strong transport budget. While the previous European Parliament and the Council had agreed on a common understanding on the proposal for the Connecting Europe Facility 2021-2027 (CEF II), the budget will be… Read more »

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Maritime authorities from Black & Caspian Sea regions discussed future priorities and cooperation , at EMSA in Lisbon

On 18 September, representatives of maritime authorities from Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine joined their counterparts from other countries of the Black and Caspian Sea basins and the EU for a meeting at the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in Lisbon, Portugal. They discussed EU-funded programmes in the areas of transport, environment,… Read more »