The development of a European Port Policy is widely recognised as a critical component of the Common EU Transport Policy, and has been the focus of attention since the early 1990s.
A coherent common EU wide port policy has not yet been achieved, but the authors of this book argue that it has a major role to play in European integration and that its significance in this context is set to increase. European Union Port Policy assesses the progress that has been made towards a comprehensive policy framework, reviewing the impact of both historical and contemporary policy initiatives - such as the recent `port package' - before forecasting expected developments in policy making and the prospects of successfully achieving a single port policy.
This book offers a unique review of port policy in the EU and will appeal to all those in academic and policy circles with an interest in both transport and European integration.
Constantinos I. Chlomoudis, Department of Maritime Studies, University of Piraeus, Greece and Athanasios A. Pallis, Jean Monnet Chair in European Port Policy, University of the Aegean, Greece
Contents: Foreword Preface 1. Introduction 2. Characteristics and Organisation of European Ports 3. European Ports and the Common Transport Policy Framework: Inexorable Integration 4. Implications of the Contemporary EU Transport Strategy 5. Advancing the Interoperability and Interconnection of Transport Modes and Networks 6. European Ports and the Common Maritime Transport Policy 7. Defining a European Port Policy: The First EU Initiatives 8. The Way Forward: Institutional Proposals and Stakeholders' Reactions 9. Towards a European Port Policy: The Next Day Bibliography Index