The regulatory challenges that the port sector faces was the theme of PortEconomics co-director Thanos Pallis presentation at the 1st European Maritime Transport Regulation Forum “Ports: How to Regulate Logistics Interfaces?” that was organised by the Florence School of Regulation, of the European University Institute in Florence.
Thanos discussed seven different groups of (de)regulatory issues that modern ports face, and analysed the challenges and questions associated with each of these issues.
During the 1st European Maritime Transport Regulation Forum, part of a successful series of European Transport Regulation Fora in diverse transport modes (so far rail, air, and urban public transport) speakers from European institutions, national authorities, operators, producing industry, ports, academia and association of stakeholders presentations were followed by discussions amongst the attendees, sharing their experiences and knowledge. The unique combination of participants and the neutral setting of the European University Institute, allowed for open and informal exchange of views among all.
During their visit, PortEconomics members developed discussions for further contributions at the initiatives undertaken by the Florence Institute of Regulations in discussing regulatory issues in the case of the port sector.