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European seaports in dialogue in Bremen

BREMEN. For the first time, Germany hosted the annual conference of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO), which represents the interests of seaports when it comes to the European Union. The event was held at Parkhotel Bremen in early June. In line with the motto “European ports as partners in the race towards a net-zero future”, around 200 representatives of political institutions, associations, businesses and European port companies discussed a variety of issues, including the impact of the green economic transformation on freight flows and European ports. The conference was opened by Bremen’s former Senator for Science and Ports, Dr Claudia Schilling. “Port development has left its mark on Bremen’s history and will be the engine for the economic success of our two sister cities in the future,” she explained. “For me, there’s no question that the key to economic success and the ports” independence is change and, in particular, the ability to adapt to evolving requirements.” Further information and photos are available at

Credits: Michael Ihle

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