Programme and themes


Chartering the path to a sustainable maritime future is one of Europort’s primary ambitions. Europort senses the urge to act and feels the responsibility to make things happen. Let’s initiate a deeper understanding of the transition trails that are of vital interest to our maritime ecosystem; from special ships, port logistics to neighbouring industries. Europort offers an exceptionally in-depth programme in close cooperation with national and international industry partners, innovators and pioneers. The 2025 programme and themes are currently being developed and will be announced in due time. But it is safe to say that the 2023 themes will continue to be relevant and play a role in 2025.



Energy Transition - Making Sustainable Waves

Our industry is a community floating on energy. With ambitious emission goals for an industry that moves almost 90% of global trade, a significant undertaking is ahead of us. Change on this scale requires more than one solution and more than one investor. The city of Rotterdam, its port and region have defined a clear goal for 2050: a sustainable port and industrial maritime complex. Europort challenges the industry to make sustainable waves together.



Digitalization - Creating Smart Interactions

Shipping organizations face intense pressure to operate more efficiently and profitably. A digital revolution that enforces operational efficiency, cost reduction and environmental or security performances has been sweeping across our industry. Europort wants to showcase and explore new digital opportunities and stimulate smart interaction between technology providers and ship owners.



Ship Finance - Funding The Future

The global shipping industry is a capital-intensive business. Traditional investors downsize commitment and access to credit lines has become one of the foremost industry challenges. How to handle large scale daily cash flows? How to fund new investments? How to balance supply, demand and asset prices and meet with sustainable goals at the same time? Europort sets the dialogue between capital providers and users; either with a tailored advise or in plenary presentations by financial experts. We provide a new approach where shipowners, yards and suppliers can explore best practices on how to fuel and fund the industry transition trails.



Human Capital - Including The New

The maritime world is operating in a world of increased complexity. Success and competitiveness rely on new insights and a highly skilled workforce that is able to adopt disruptive ideas. Human capital has become an industry wide priority. Europort makes an active call on new professionals, forward-thinkers, start-ups and next gen-talents to join the conversation, develop revolutionary technologies and help reshaping the future of shipping and shipbuilding.



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