Seaports will play an equally important role in the production, supply and storage of clean energies
By : Marek Grzybowski
Marek Grzybowski (eBlue Economy office manager in Europe ) in an exclusive interview with 3 questions to Isabelle Ryckbost, Secretary General of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO)
Isabelle Ryckbost reveals that the Ports are heavy assets: new infrastructure has long lead times because of planning, permitting and financing issues. She added The need to adapt to this very short term changes is the biggest challenge for Europe’s ports.
She emphasized : The positive thing is that ports can really develop as sustainable energy hubs and be an important partner in making the energy transition happen.
It is noteworthy : ESPO represents the port authorities, port associations and port administrations of the seaports of 22 Member States of the European Union and Norway at EU political level. ESPO also has observer members in Albania, Iceland, Israel, Montenegro, Ukraine and United Kingdom.
This is the text of the interview and the three questions!