Europe's Seaports 2030: Challenges Ahead

(EU memo 23/5/2013)

Ports matter — the key facts:

    Ports are crucial for the European transport business, for Europe's competitiveness, and have a huge potential for job creation and investment.

    Europe's ports are the gateways to the European continent. 74% of extra-EU goods are shipped through ports. They are equally important for intra-European trade: 37% of the intra-EU freight traffic and 385 million passengers pass by ports every year.

    Over 1200 commercial seaports operate along some 70.000 kilometres of the Union´s coasts. Europe is one of the densest port regions worldwide.

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Uppdated: 2013-06-06
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