EuropeAbout FEPORT


Who are we?

Since 1993, FEPORT represents the interests of large variety of terminal operators and stevedoring companies performing operations and carrying out activities over 425 terminals in the seaports of the European Union. FEPORT speaks on behalf of more than 1225 companies.

Our aim is to promote the interests of our members, i.e. national associations and global multinational companies, and to maintain constant dialogue with all EU institutional and non-institutional stakeholders.


FEPORT’S Mission statement

FEPORT speaks on behalf of its members, promotes their collective interest and presents their positions.

FEPORT is committed to ensure inclusive dialogue and constructive exchange of views between its members and European policy-makers.

FEPORT undertakes all initiatives that favor a better understanding of the priorities of the European private port operators’ sector by key stakeholders.


FEPORT’s Value proposition 

  • Advocacy & Influence: acting to promote sustainable favourable business environment for membership.
  • Access & Relationships: establishing fruitful cooperation between membership and all relevant stakeholders.
  • Information & Intelligence: collecting and using all relevant information to take appropriate action.
  • Recognition & Branding: building trust and becoming an expertise provider regarding the sector.

FEPORT is a policy-led and policy-driven organization.


Core activities

As a result of European developments, it was found essential to create an organisation representing the interests of private port operators, i.e. stevedores and terminal operators, at European level. This resulted in the foundation of FEPORT on the 13th of January 1993. Its membership consists of national and regional sector associations in EU Member States, EFTA and accession countries. In addition, in view of the importance of many recent policy developments, many of the main European terminal operators have joined directly as associate members.


FEPORT's objectives are:

  • to inform and advise its members on European port-related matters
  • to discuss and formulate common points of view with regard to European policy matters
  • to serve as an interlocutor for the EU institutions and other national or international organisations
  • to share technical and operational know-how


The subjects of interest to FEPORT can be grouped in 9 broad categories:

  • Port Policy
  • Transport Policy
  • Maritime Policy
  • Safety and Security
  • Environment and Climate crisis
  • Intermodal transport
  • Cyber security
  • Logistics
  • Customs and Internal Market Procedures
  • Social Policy (Social Dialogue)
  • Upskilling and Reskilling
  • Research and Development