The Ukrainian Sea Ports Association (USPA) is now an official observer to the European Sea Ports Organization (ESPO).
The USPA will now have the right to delegate one of its representatives to the ESPO General Assembly, to attend and participate in the work of all of the Organization’s technical committees, to have access to ESPO's internal database with the latest information on EU policies (in the field of investments and grants), as well as the opportunity for individual requests for information through the Secretary-General of the Organization.
In addition, USPA will take part in the 2018 ESPO Conference, held in Rotterdam on 31st May-1st June.
"The entry of the USPA into ESPO is an important step in Ukraine's integration into international transport infrastructure. Ukraine is now officially part of the European port community. In addition, membership in the ESPO will enable us to adopt the best European practices of port operations. This step is also important from the point of view of implementation of the roadmap on the implementation of EU regulatory documents in the field of maritime transport, approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine," Raivis Veckagans, Head of the USPA, said.