EU Shipping Law

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Ports: generally and the Port Services Regulation 2017/352

A. Introduction

43.001 For many years, European Union (“EU”) law concentrated on ships and shipping services rather than ports. It has redressed the balance in recent years with developments in such areas as the law relating to State aid, electricity, the environment and so on as they relate to ports. The chapter provides a backup for other chapters which explore issues more specifically. 43.002 The EU’s Transport Ministers in their 7 May 2014 Athens Declaration entitled Mid-Term Review of the EC’s Maritime Transport Policy until 2018 and Outlook to 2020 1 stated:

“BEARING in mind the importance of promoting the competitiveness of European seaports, the interconnection with hinterlands and multimodal transport involving shipping;

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