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European Union Port Policy

The Movement Towards a Long-Term Strategy 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
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.
Extent: 256 pp
Hardback Price: £80.00 Web: £72.00
Publication Date: 2002
ISBN: 978 1 84376 093 1
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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.
‘A very useful and thoroughly professional summary of EU port policy up to the present time, and provides a wide audience with a valuable reference source in this area. It is therefore essential reading for industrial practitioners and academics in this field.’
– Anthony K.C. Beresford, International Journal of Maritime History

‘The societal relevance of the study is clear. . . the scientific relevance of the study seems to go without saying. . . The study is a real must for those who are (getting) involved in national and European port policy making, because it provides a clear and extensive overview of how the debates and policy goals have progressed. The book can also be seen as a foundation for interested scholars who wish to investigate the mechanisms of European policy making in a multifaceted and multi-actor sector.’
– H. Stevens, Maritime Economics and Logistics

‘This useful book is a welcome and timely addition to a series on transport economics, management and policy edited by Kenneth Button. . . As a comprehensive analysis and thorough reference work . . . the book will appeal strongly as a progress report to all those in academic and policy circles with an interest in ports, transport and European integration. . .’
– Brian S. Hoyle, Growth and Change
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