On the 07th June 2023, Malta Freeport Corporation attended the MEDPorts General Assembly, which was held in Barcelona, hosted by the Port of Barcelona. This event was spread over 3 days, from the 07th till the 09th June.
This year MEDPorts Association is celebrating it’s 5th anniversary, and now has 24 member ports, representing about 70% of the total traffic of Mediterranean ports. These ports are, Algeciras, Arzew, Barcelona, Bastia, Bejaia, Beirut, Cartagena, Civitavecchia, Durrës, Hellenic Ports Association, Igoumenitsa, La Spezia, Luka Koper, Malta Freeport, Marseille Fos, Moroccan Ports Agency (ANP), Office of the Merchant Navy and Ports (OMMP), Sète, Skikda, Tanger Med, Taranto, Toulon, Valencia and Venice.
MEDPorts Association is continuously maintaining a well balanced association between the northeren and southern borders of the Mediterranean. New issues related to port activities in the maritime sector were examined. Main topics discussed during this General Assembly were the approval for a new Executive Vice President and 2 new Vice Presidents. Approval for renewal for a Training Agreement with PTI was signed. Two new memberships with training schools were approved also.
Following the General Assembly, was also the MEDPorts Forum, held, in collaboration with ascame. Various speakers did their presentations regarding, Digitalisation, Climate Change and Energy Transition.
Malta Freeport Corporation attended also SIL Barcelona in which main topics discussed were Policy and Regulatory framwork for the Green Transion of Maritime Transport in the Mediterranean and also Emission Reduction Measures for Greener Ports.
This 3 day event was concluded with a venue organised by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM).