Shipowners: EU port initiative is tame and unambitious

The ones using the European ports, the shipowners, are disappointed by the initiative to liberalize the ports. "Tame and unambitious," they say, as EU shies away from confronting the issue of closed cargo handling.

The customers of the ports, the world's shipowners, are the ones who are going to feel that nothing is done to curb the lack of competition in cargo handling. So far, the EU postpones a final confrontation with the monopoly-like conditions in, especially, Southern European ports for another three years, leaving the matter to be solved by a so-called social dialogue between the parties.

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