Challenging times for small & medium sized ports

Key issues from recent events
FLIP events in Whitstable (10/12/2014) and Torbay (09/04/2014) have placed a focus on some major challenges affecting small and medium sized ports in the channel area.

These have included:

• ATTRACTING INVESTMENT FOR THE DIVERSIFICATION OF PORT INFRASTRUCTURES
• SHARING INFORMATION ON RESOURCE EFFICIENCY AND BUDGET SAVING TECHNOLOGIES
• DEALING WITH IMPACTS OF A TOUGHER REGULATORY MARITIME ENVIRONMENT (SULPHUR AND NITROGEN EMISSIONS FROM SHIPS)
• LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER ABOUT LOCAL BENEFITS FROM THE OFFSHORE RENEWABLES INDUSTRY
• ADDRESSING THE MARITIME COMMUNICATION CAPACITY IN THE CHANNEL AREA
• BRING CROSSBORDER EXPERIENCE TO ADD VALUE TO LOCAL INITIAVES

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 09:20