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The expert group is being set up by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) in order to support its activities.
The group is going to have 60 members - ranging from port authority organisations, port service providers, maritime users (incl. shippers, logistics companies, ship-owners, along with rail, road, inland navigation, and intermodal operators), equipment producers, port employees, port-cities, Member States' authorities, as well as other public entities (such as OECD's International Transport Forum) - that will advice on areas like the development of rail and inland waterways, alternative fuels, the smart ports concept, relation between port and the community, among many.
The group's detailed tasks will include information exchange on initiatives taken at the Commission's, Member States', and port industry stakeholders' level; contributing to the priorities identified in the Valletta Ministerial Declaration; give the Commission advice on initiatives to promote and support a uniform implementation of the Regulation (EU) 2017/352 on the provision of port services and common rules on the financial transparency of ports; as well as following-up the strategy Ports: an engine for growth.
Interested parties are invited to submit their application to DG MOVE till June 30th, 2017.