EU may draw up port competition guidelines

EU Transport Commissioner  Siim Kallas says that he planned to draw up guidelines for the relations between port authorities and service providers, specifically where a port authority fulfills both roles and where state aid is involved. In a speech on 11 May in Sopot, Poland, at a conference on sea ports, Kallas added that this dual role can lead to conflicts of interest and hinder the entry of independent operators. “The different ... [+]

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