Maritime & Ports Working Group

About the event

The Maritime & Ports WG meeting took place on 28/29 June 2023 at Bristol Port, UK.

Practical info

28/06/2023 18:00 - 29/06/2023 15:00 CEST Bristol, UK

The latest Maritime & Ports Working Group Meeting took place on 28/29 June 2023, kindly hosted by The Bristol Port Company . ECG Members and Partners gathered in Bristol for the second meeting of the year.

On 28 June 2023, participants had the opportunity to meet in an informal environment during the networking dinner. The meeting took place on 29 June 2023 with a very engaging agenda and excellent speakers.

After the presentation that was given by Brian Steeds on The Bristol Port Company and its main activities, participants had the chance to visit Royal Portbury Docks and Avonmouth. The Chairman of the Working Group, Oliver Fuhljahn, opened the meeting and welcomed all attendees. Jan Fransen, Executive Director of the Green Award, gave an overview of the foundation’s work and next steps after which Namrita Chow, ECG Business Analyst, presented the main figures on finished vehicle exports from China. The meeting was very productive and participants engaged in an interactive discussion on many topics that were raised during the round table discussion including the Ukraine crisis, congestion issues and the ongoing capacity crisis.

Mike Sturgeon, ECG Executive Director, gave an update on ECG activities and 2023 strategic objectives. These objectives include the recently published revision of the FVL forecast methodology , the Q4 2022 update on the FVL Cost Index and the emission reporting project. Other ECG activities concerned active Working Groups, future ECG events and ECG Academy Course 17.


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