Second Trilateral Seaport Conference, 17th of May 2018
Danish, German and Dutch ports organised on May 17th 2018 the second Trilateral port conference in Harlingen. The conference was a platform for inspiring dialogs, workshops and cooperative learning between port businesses and associations, innovators on sustainable ports, NGO’s, governmental organisations, knowledge institutes and ports. At the conference Isabelle Ryckbost, the Secretary General of ESPO, handed over eight EcoPort certificates for the ports of Cuxhaven, Brake, Jade Weser, Groningen Seaports, Harlingen, Den Oever and Den Helder.
The Dutch Wadden Seaports and Wadden Nature Coalition signed the Pact of Marrum in which they made arrangements for a common strategy of port and nature development.
The organizing ports launched the website www.waddenseaports.com and signed a Letter of intent Trilateral Wadden Seaports to start a trilateral port cooperation.
Cas König, CEO of Groningen Seaports will explain the Letter of intent and the Pact of Marrum next day to the ministers on the Trilateral Governmental Conference on the protection of the Wadden Sea in Leeuwarden. The ministers appreciated the progress made by the ports in their declaration.
Download the dutch version of the Pact van Marrum.