Maritime & Ports Working Group

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The Maritime & Ports Working Group was created at the beginning of 2008. It is composed of ECG member companies active in the maritime sector, and it also aims to be a platform for discussion open to all actors of the sector (shipping lines, port operators, port authorities, barge operators, OEMs and other associations such as ECSA). The objective of the group is to focus on issues that are specific to this area of operations and jointly identify non-commercial activities that would benefit all ECG members and the industry as a whole in terms of efficiency improvement.


Oliver Fuhljahn
Rhenus Cuxport

Strategic Objectives

  • Increase the participation, especially of ECG members, in the Maritime & Ports Working Group to ensure that it remains a fully representative body and use it to keep the membership fully informed about issues of the day, especially current and impending legislation.
  • Improve awareness of the specific problems facing the Ro-Ro sector amongst the OEMs as well as the public authorities at all levels.
  • Co-ordinate the Maritime & Ports Working Group’s lobbying and standard setting activities with other associations such as ECSA to make sure that the sector speaks with one voice.

The Maritime & Ports Working Group typically meets about 3 times per year depending on need. These meetings are usually combined with port visits as members have an interest in visiting specific locations and facilities.

Upcoming meeting


Grimsby, UK


More information will be available closer to the meeting

Latest meetings


9/10 November 2023, Cuxport




28/29 June 2023, Bristol




14/15 March 2023, Port of Vigo



How to join?

For more information or to join the WG please contact Jovana Vancevska.