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2004/0240(COD) Port services: market access and financing of maritime ports

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RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
ECON
EMPL HUGHES Stephen (icon: )
IMCO SVENSSON Eva-Britt (icon: )
TRAN JARZEMBOWSKI Georg (icon: )
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
EC Treaty (after Amsterdam) EC 080-p2

Events

2006/03/27
   CSL - Council Meeting
2006/03/17
   all - Additional information
2006/02/09
   EC - Commission response to text adopted in plenary
Documents
2006/01/18
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2006/01/18
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2006/01/17
   EP - Debate in Parliament
Details

512 MEPs voted to reject the Commission's proposal, which would have opened ports to competition from providers of services like piloting, loading and unloading ships. Only 120 MEPs voted for the adoption of the proposal with 25 abstaining. The Socialist (PES), Liberal (ALDE), Green, Left-wing (GUE/NGL), IND/DEM and UEN groups voted against the proposed directive, and not even half of the Conservative PPE/DE group voted in favour of it. Back in 2003, the Parliament had rejected a proposal along the same lines.

Following the vote, Transport Commissioner Jacques Barrot declared his intention to consult the Members of the Commission on the future of the text. In accordance with Article 52 of the Regulation, the text could be sent back to the parliamentary committee. According to the procedure, the text should be re examined for it to be presented again at plenary within 2 months. The Commission should maintain its proposal. If, on the other hand, the Commission decides to withdraw the text, Parliament should confirm its rejection by voting on a resolution.

2005/12/16
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Documents
2005/12/16
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Documents
2005/11/22
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The committee adopted the report by Georg JARZEMBOWSKI ( EPP-ED , DE ). Following a difficult vote on this controversial piece of legislation, the part of the report amending the Commission proposal did not secure a majority. However, the committee did adopt the draft legislative resolution ("Approves the Commission proposal as amended"), thereby leaving it up to the political groups (or groupings made up of at least 37 MEPs) to table amendments for plenary under the 1st reading of the codecision procedure.

2005/09/19
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
2005/09/16
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
2005/07/13
   ESC - Economic and Social Committee: opinion, report
2005/07/04
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2005/03/15
   EP -
2004/12/09
   CSL - Debate in Council
Documents
2004/12/09
   CSL - Council Meeting
2004/12/01
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2004/11/30
   EP -
2004/11/22
   EP -
2004/10/13
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE : to provide new provisions on market access to port services.

PROPOSED ACT : Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council.

CONTENT : in its capacity as the sole holder of the power of initiative, the Commission is presenting a new proposal for a Directive on market access to port services. Liberalisation of the transport sector across the EU's 25 Member States has been a key objective of the EU and its Member States since the adoption of the Lisbon Agenda in 2000. Ports - and their potential to help ease the burden of passenger and freight road transport - remain one of the last transport sectors still in need of uniform regulatory initiatives instigated at an EU level. Unlike other transport sectors, port services cannot benefit from a level playing field determined at an EU level. The failure of the previous round of legislative initiatives for the liberalisation of port services has left a number of problems unresolved. For example, some fifty years after the creation of the Community, there is still no specific Community regulatory framework for port services. Thus, where problems do occur, they have to be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. The enlargement of the EU to 25 Member States, 20 of which operate ports, gives an added sense of urgency to offer port operators a uniform set of regulatory provisions in which to operate. Two main issues are addressed in the proposed Directive. Firstly, intra-port competition and secondly, inter-port competition. Intra-port issues relate to pilotage, towage and mooring, all cargo handling operations and passenger services, space and capacity constraints, port exits, specific maritime safety, security and environmental consideration. On the matter of inter-port competition the Commission proposes that the EU's financial transparency Directive should apply to all the ports covered by the proposed Directive. Further, the Commission's State Aid Guidelines should apply to the financing of port infrastructure.

As far as the key philosophy, principles and objectives of the proposal are concerned, the Commission states that it wishes to retain those of its 2001 proposals on access to port services. However, constructive changes have also been included in the new proposal, which take on board the numerous amendments brought forward by the European Parliament, the Council and interested parties. The following points remain the same:

- The scope of the Directive and the threshold for the ports covered and port services concerned.

- Member States remain responsible for law and order, safety and security and environmental protection.

- Granting of authorisations must remain transparent and non-discriminatory.

- Reasons given for limiting the number of service providers for one or more port services must be objective. The highest number of service providers must be allowed to operate.

- Competent authorities deciding on limitations must be neutral.

- Pilotage has been included in the Directive's scope. It is defined as a key commercial service. At the same time, however, the Directive takes account of the unique public service role pilotage can play. Thus, the adoption of port specific solutions to the nature of pilotage is to be allowed.

- Port management must provide transparent accounting.

The following elements are new to the proposal:

- As a general rule, self-handling for cargo and passenger operations may be provided using land-based personnel of the self-handler.

- Ships providing an authorised regular shipping services, such as short sea shipping or operating motorways of the sea, may carry out self-handling by using the ship's regular sea-fearing crew.

- Authorisation for service providers will become mandatory.

- The duration of authorisations will be linked to the investment made by the service providers.

2004/04/13
   CofR - Committee of the Regions: opinion

Documents

Activities

Votes

Rapport Jarzembowski A6-0410/2005 - demande de renvoi

2006/01/18 Outcome: -: 523, +: 132, 0: 19
LT IE SI CY LV EE EL LU MT FI DK AT SK SE PT BE IT NL HU CZ PL FR ES GB DE
Total
13
11
6
6
9
6
24
6
4
13
12
18
14
17
21
23
62
27
19
24
50
72
51
70
96
icon: ALDE ALDE
83

Ireland ALDE

Abstain (1)

1

Slovenia ALDE

2

Cyprus ALDE

For (1)

1

Latvia ALDE

1

Estonia ALDE

2

Luxembourg ALDE

For (1)

1

Finland ALDE

Against (1)

4

Denmark ALDE

Abstain (1)

3

Austria ALDE

1

Sweden ALDE

Abstain (1)

3

Hungary ALDE

1
icon: UEN UEN
30

Lithuania UEN

2

Ireland UEN

4

Denmark UEN

Against (1)

1
icon: NI NI
29

Austria NI

Against (1)

2

Slovakia NI

3

Belgium NI

3

Italy NI

Abstain (1)

3

Czechia NI

Against (1)

1

United Kingdom NI

4
icon: IND/DEM IND/DEM
30

Ireland IND/DEM

Against (1)

1

Greece IND/DEM

Against (1)

1

Denmark IND/DEM

Against (1)

1

Sweden IND/DEM

3

Netherlands IND/DEM

2

Czechia IND/DEM

Against (1)

1
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
34

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2

Finland GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Sweden GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Portugal GUE/NGL

2

Netherlands GUE/NGL

2

France GUE/NGL

3

Spain GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

United Kingdom GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
41

Latvia Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Finland Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Denmark Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Austria Verts/ALE

2

Sweden Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Italy Verts/ALE

2

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

5
icon: PPE-DE PPE-DE
243

Lithuania PPE-DE

2

Ireland PPE-DE

Abstain (1)

4

Slovenia PPE-DE

For (1)

3

Cyprus PPE-DE

Against (1)

3

Latvia PPE-DE

3

Estonia PPE-DE

Against (1)

1

Luxembourg PPE-DE

3

Malta PPE-DE

Against (2)

2
4

Denmark PPE-DE

Against (1)

1

Austria PPE-DE

Abstain (1)

6
icon: PSE PSE
184

Lithuania PSE

2

Ireland PSE

Against (1)

1

Slovenia PSE

Against (1)

1

Luxembourg PSE

Against (1)

1

Malta PSE

Against (2)

2

Finland PSE

3

Slovakia PSE

3

Czechia PSE

2

Rapport Jarzembowski A6-0410/2005 - ams. 60+62+63+110+144

2006/01/18 Outcome: +: 532, -: 120, 0: 25
GB FR PL DE IT NL BE SE EL PT DK AT LT IE FI EE ES MT SI CY LU LV CZ HU SK
Total
71
72
51
96
62
27
23
17
24
21
13
18
13
11
13
6
51
4
6
6
6
9
24
20
13
icon: PSE PSE
185

Lithuania PSE

2

Ireland PSE

1

Malta PSE

2

Slovenia PSE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg PSE

For (1)

1

Czechia PSE

2
icon: ALDE ALDE
85

Sweden ALDE

3

Austria ALDE

1

Ireland ALDE

For (1)

1

Estonia ALDE

2

Slovenia ALDE

2

Cyprus ALDE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg ALDE

For (1)

1

Latvia ALDE

1

Hungary ALDE

1
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
41

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

5

Italy Verts/ALE

2

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Sweden Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Denmark Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Austria Verts/ALE

2

Finland Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Latvia Verts/ALE

1
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
34

United Kingdom GUE/NGL

1

France GUE/NGL

3

Netherlands GUE/NGL

2

Sweden GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Portugal GUE/NGL

2

Finland GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Spain GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2
icon: IND/DEM IND/DEM
30

Netherlands IND/DEM

2

Sweden IND/DEM

3

Greece IND/DEM

1

Denmark IND/DEM

1

Ireland IND/DEM

For (1)

1

Czechia IND/DEM

1
icon: NI NI
28
3

Austria NI

2

Czechia NI

1

Slovakia NI

2
icon: UEN UEN
29

Denmark UEN

For (1)

1

Lithuania UEN

2
icon: PPE-DE PPE-DE
245

Denmark PPE-DE

For (1)

1

Lithuania PPE-DE

2

Ireland PPE-DE

For (1)

4
4

Estonia PPE-DE

For (1)

1

Malta PPE-DE

2

Slovenia PPE-DE

For (1)

Against (1)

Abstain (1)

3

Cyprus PPE-DE

Against (1)

Abstain (1)

3

Luxembourg PPE-DE

For (1)

3

Latvia PPE-DE

3

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  • date: 2005-09-19T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE350.120 title: PE350.120 committee: EMPL type: Committee opinion body: EP
  • date: 2005-12-16T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2005-410&language=EN title: A6-0410/2005 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
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  • date: 2004-10-13T00:00:00 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2004/0654/COM_COM(2004)0654_EN.pdf title: COM(2004)0654 url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2004&nu_doc=654 title: EUR-Lex summary: PURPOSE : to provide new provisions on market access to port services. PROPOSED ACT : Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council. CONTENT : in its capacity as the sole holder of the power of initiative, the Commission is presenting a new proposal for a Directive on market access to port services. Liberalisation of the transport sector across the EU's 25 Member States has been a key objective of the EU and its Member States since the adoption of the Lisbon Agenda in 2000. Ports - and their potential to help ease the burden of passenger and freight road transport - remain one of the last transport sectors still in need of uniform regulatory initiatives instigated at an EU level. Unlike other transport sectors, port services cannot benefit from a level playing field determined at an EU level. The failure of the previous round of legislative initiatives for the liberalisation of port services has left a number of problems unresolved. For example, some fifty years after the creation of the Community, there is still no specific Community regulatory framework for port services. Thus, where problems do occur, they have to be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. The enlargement of the EU to 25 Member States, 20 of which operate ports, gives an added sense of urgency to offer port operators a uniform set of regulatory provisions in which to operate. Two main issues are addressed in the proposed Directive. Firstly, intra-port competition and secondly, inter-port competition. Intra-port issues relate to pilotage, towage and mooring, all cargo handling operations and passenger services, space and capacity constraints, port exits, specific maritime safety, security and environmental consideration. On the matter of inter-port competition the Commission proposes that the EU's financial transparency Directive should apply to all the ports covered by the proposed Directive. Further, the Commission's State Aid Guidelines should apply to the financing of port infrastructure. As far as the key philosophy, principles and objectives of the proposal are concerned, the Commission states that it wishes to retain those of its 2001 proposals on access to port services. However, constructive changes have also been included in the new proposal, which take on board the numerous amendments brought forward by the European Parliament, the Council and interested parties. The following points remain the same: - The scope of the Directive and the threshold for the ports covered and port services concerned. - Member States remain responsible for law and order, safety and security and environmental protection. - Granting of authorisations must remain transparent and non-discriminatory. - Reasons given for limiting the number of service providers for one or more port services must be objective. The highest number of service providers must be allowed to operate. - Competent authorities deciding on limitations must be neutral. - Pilotage has been included in the Directive's scope. It is defined as a key commercial service. At the same time, however, the Directive takes account of the unique public service role pilotage can play. Thus, the adoption of port specific solutions to the nature of pilotage is to be allowed. - Port management must provide transparent accounting. The following elements are new to the proposal: - As a general rule, self-handling for cargo and passenger operations may be provided using land-based personnel of the self-handler. - Ships providing an authorised regular shipping services, such as short sea shipping or operating motorways of the sea, may carry out self-handling by using the ship's regular sea-fearing crew. - Authorisation for service providers will become mandatory. - The duration of authorisations will be linked to the investment made by the service providers.
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  • date: 2005-11-22T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP summary: The committee adopted the report by Georg JARZEMBOWSKI ( EPP-ED , DE ). Following a difficult vote on this controversial piece of legislation, the part of the report amending the Commission proposal did not secure a majority. However, the committee did adopt the draft legislative resolution ("Approves the Commission proposal as amended"), thereby leaving it up to the political groups (or groupings made up of at least 37 MEPs) to table amendments for plenary under the 1st reading of the codecision procedure.
  • date: 2005-12-16T00:00:00 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2005-410&language=EN title: A6-0410/2005
  • date: 2006-01-17T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20060117&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament summary: 512 MEPs voted to reject the Commission's proposal, which would have opened ports to competition from providers of services like piloting, loading and unloading ships. Only 120 MEPs voted for the adoption of the proposal with 25 abstaining. The Socialist (PES), Liberal (ALDE), Green, Left-wing (GUE/NGL), IND/DEM and UEN groups voted against the proposed directive, and not even half of the Conservative PPE/DE group voted in favour of it. Back in 2003, the Parliament had rejected a proposal along the same lines. Following the vote, Transport Commissioner Jacques Barrot declared his intention to consult the Members of the Commission on the future of the text. In accordance with Article 52 of the Regulation, the text could be sent back to the parliamentary committee. According to the procedure, the text should be re examined for it to be presented again at plenary within 2 months. The Commission should maintain its proposal. If, on the other hand, the Commission decides to withdraw the text, Parliament should confirm its rejection by voting on a resolution.
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Ports policy
links/European Commission/title
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activities
  • date: 2004-10-13T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2004/0654/COM_COM(2004)0654_EN.pdf celexid: CELEX:52004PC0654:EN type: Legislative proposal published title: COM(2004)0654 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC commission: DG: Energy and Transport
  • date: 2004-12-01T00:00:00 body: EP type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading committees: body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Economic and Monetary Affairs committee: ECON body: EP responsible: False committee: EMPL date: 2005-03-15T00:00:00 committee_full: Employment and Social Affairs rapporteur: group: PSE name: HUGHES Stephen body: EP responsible: False committee: IMCO date: 2004-11-30T00:00:00 committee_full: Internal Market and Consumer Protection rapporteur: group: GUE/NGL name: SVENSSON Eva-Britt body: EP responsible: True committee: TRAN date: 2004-11-22T00:00:00 committee_full: Transport and Tourism rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: JARZEMBOWSKI Georg
  • body: CSL meeting_id: 2629 docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=SMPL&ROWSPP=25&RESULTSET=1&NRROWS=500&DOC_LANCD=EN&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC&CONTENTS=2629*&MEET_DATE=09/12/2004 type: Debate in Council title: 2629 council: Transport, Telecommunications and Energy date: 2004-12-09T00:00:00 type: Council Meeting
  • date: 2005-11-22T00:00:00 body: EP committees: body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Economic and Monetary Affairs committee: ECON body: EP responsible: False committee: EMPL date: 2005-03-15T00:00:00 committee_full: Employment and Social Affairs rapporteur: group: PSE name: HUGHES Stephen body: EP responsible: False committee: IMCO date: 2004-11-30T00:00:00 committee_full: Internal Market and Consumer Protection rapporteur: group: GUE/NGL name: SVENSSON Eva-Britt body: EP responsible: True committee: TRAN date: 2004-11-22T00:00:00 committee_full: Transport and Tourism rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: JARZEMBOWSKI Georg type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • date: 2005-12-16T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2005-410&language=EN type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading title: A6-0410/2005 body: EP committees: body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Economic and Monetary Affairs committee: ECON body: EP responsible: False committee: EMPL date: 2005-03-15T00:00:00 committee_full: Employment and Social Affairs rapporteur: group: PSE name: HUGHES Stephen body: EP responsible: False committee: IMCO date: 2004-11-30T00:00:00 committee_full: Internal Market and Consumer Protection rapporteur: group: GUE/NGL name: SVENSSON Eva-Britt body: EP responsible: True committee: TRAN date: 2004-11-22T00:00:00 committee_full: Transport and Tourism rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: JARZEMBOWSKI Georg type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
  • date: 2006-01-17T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20060117&type=CRE type: Debate in Parliament title: Debate in Parliament body: EP type: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2006-01-18T00:00:00 body: EP type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • date: 2006-03-17T00:00:00 body: all type: Additional information
  • date: 2006-03-27T00:00:00 body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Transport, Telecommunications and Energy meeting_id: 2721
committees
  • body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Economic and Monetary Affairs committee: ECON
  • body: EP responsible: False committee: EMPL date: 2005-03-15T00:00:00 committee_full: Employment and Social Affairs rapporteur: group: PSE name: HUGHES Stephen
  • body: EP responsible: False committee: IMCO date: 2004-11-30T00:00:00 committee_full: Internal Market and Consumer Protection rapporteur: group: GUE/NGL name: SVENSSON Eva-Britt
  • body: EP responsible: True committee: TRAN date: 2004-11-22T00:00:00 committee_full: Transport and Tourism rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: JARZEMBOWSKI Georg
links
European Commission
other
  • body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Former Council configuration
  • body: EC dg: Energy and Transport
procedure
dossier_of_the_committee
TRAN/6/24421
reference
2004/0240(COD)
instrument
Directive
legal_basis
EC Treaty (after Amsterdam) EC 080-p2
stage_reached
Procedure lapsed or withdrawn
subtype
Legislation
title
Port services: market access and financing of maritime ports
type
COD - Ordinary legislative procedure (ex-codecision procedure)
subject
3.20.09 Ports policy