The European Parliament and Council yesterday reached a provisional agreement on a Directive on port reception facilities for the delivery and processing of waste from ships.
During yesterday’s Transport Council meeting, Ministers reached agreement on various key proposals, including a number of Mobility Package procedures. Conclusions on inland waterway transport were also adopted. Links to press releases which include the key elements agreed by Ministers are available below.
In the context of the EU funded projects providing technical assistance to ENP beneficiary countries, EMSA invited Black and Caspian Sea and SAFEMED IV Projects’ representatives participating in the Pilot Project on AIS information sharing to attend the 15th MAREΣ Experts Working Group meeting organised in collaboration with the Italian Coast Guard and held in Venice on 27 November 2018.
The European Commission has concluded that reductions in compensation payments granted by the state-owned Port of Antwerp to two container terminal operators were granted on market terms and hence do not involve State aid within the meaning of EU rules.
Update: the programme has been revised.
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A technical workshop took place between the Iranian Ports & Maritime Organization (PMO) and the European Commission on 12-13 November 2018. The Iranian delegation was headed by Mohammad Ali Hasanzadeh, PMO Deputy Managing Director for Port and Economic Affairs and the European Commission delegation was headed by Maja Bakran, Deputy Director-General for Mobility and Transport.