Port Authority wins 2018 ESPO Award
The Port of Rotterdam Authority was recently presented with the 2018 ESPO Award. The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has recognised the Port Authority’s dedicated efforts to making the port an attractive work environment for everyone as the foremost programme of its kind.
ESPO appreciates how the Port Authority works to strengthen connections between the port, the city and the surrounding region in order to improve the local employment market, working conditions and relations between education and the private sector. The other contenders in the finale were the North Sea Port (Vlissingen-Gent), the Port of Tallinn and Associated British Ports.
According to ESPO jury chair Pat Cox: “The Jury was especially impressed by the strategic vision, commitment and means by which Rotterdam Port is planning for the future world of work both in its own operations and in partnership with its wider ecosystem.”
Source of inspiration
The Port of Rotterdam Authority’s Social & Labour Affairs Manager Henk de Bruijn was delighted to receive the award. “We see this ESPO Award as a recognition that we’re on the right track with our ‘People in and around Ports’ programme. I also see it as an encouragement to develop our ambitions in the area of social innovation even further. And we hope to serve as source of inspiration for other European ports with this programme. After all, we can only get there by working together.”