Market access to port services

01-03-2016

In a third attempt to liberalise the European Union's port services, in 2013 the European Commission proposed a regulation aimed at eliminating unfair competition and improving the commercial efficiency of the major EU seaports. While establishing a framework for market access to port services, and common rules on both the transparency of public funding for ports and charges for users, the proposal does not affect Member States' social and employment rules.

In a third attempt to liberalise the European Union's port services, in 2013 the European Commission proposed a regulation aimed at eliminating unfair competition and improving the commercial efficiency of the major EU seaports. While establishing a framework for market access to port services, and common rules on both the transparency of public funding for ports and charges for users, the proposal does not affect Member States' social and employment rules.