Upcoming Portius Events
Friday 11 October 2013
The New EU Ports Regulation & The EU Concessions Directive
In May 2013, the European Commission published its new Communication 'Ports: an engine for growth'. It contains a proposal for a Regulation on market access to port services and on financial transparency of ports which will be debated in the EU Council of Ministers and the European Parliament very soon. In addition, an earlier general proposal for an EU Directive on the award of concession contracts is still pending. Read more
Last update: 17/09/2013
The world's first ever
port law centre
Portius is the world's first academic centre to specialise in the study of the law of ports and harbours. Port law is essential to the functioning of both maritime and inland ports, traditional gateways to global trade. In a fascinating way, port law combines port-related aspects of maritime and transport law, international law of the sea, public law, economic law, labour law, environmental law and various other branches of the law.
Portius is an independent educational institution supported by, among others, Ghent University, the College of Europe in Bruges and the port authorities of Ghent and Zeebrugge. It is also an international and EU network of port law academics and practitioners.