Plans for 2023 and current issues discussed during BPO’s Board meeting
Baltic Ports Organization’s (BPO) Board gathered today during a stationary session in Rostock, Germany. Among the discussed topics were challenges and plans for 2023 and LNG terminals and other energy projects in Baltic ports.
The meeting was dedicated to an exchange of views on the situation in the ports, especially in terms of the impact of the recent geopolitical and economic aspects. The war in Ukraine and its influence was one of the main topics under debate. LNG terminals and other energy projects in the Baltic Sea region were also crucial in the session.
The plan of BPO activities for 2023 was approved by the Board. The organization will focus, among others, on several key events: Baltic Ports Conference 2023 in Ystad, Sweden, BPO for Climate 2023 held during Transport Week 2023 in Gdynia, Poland, Ports 4.0 Conference in Riga, Latvia and BPO Lunch Debate in European Parliament. The "Fit for 55" package will also be an important matter next year as it greatly influences the shape and future of the transport industry, including the port and shipping sectors.
A new BPO Board member, Ulrika Prytz Rugfelt, Chief Communications & Sustainability Officer at Copenhagen Malmö Port attended the Board meeting for the first time.