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EFIP welcomes the Hungarian Federation of Danube Ports

29 January 2018

EFIP is delighted to welcome the Hungarian Federation of Danube Ports as a new observer member.

The Hungarian Federation of Danube Ports (HFIP) was set up in 2012 in Budapest as the business federation of the Hungarian Danube ports. The HFIP aims to promote the common interests and views of Hungarian inland ports on national and international levels, not only on industry but also on government level. Furthermore, the HFIP provides its members with professional information and promotes public awareness in order to understand the ports’ contribution to national and regional development. The federation also organises meetings, conferences and professional training to share information and expertise in order to encourage the development of efficient practices.

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Captain Béla Szalma, President of the Hungarian Federation of Danube Ports, said: “Being an EFIP member means that we can be present, not just in the domestic, but also in the inland waterways of entire Europe.”

EFIP President, Roland Hörner, added: “We are delighted to welcome the Hungarian Federation of Danube Ports as the Danube and its strategic links are high on our priority list. The Hungarian Federation was a missing link within our organisation and this cooperation will be of enormous help to further support the case of the Danube. The cooperation is also a good basis to bring in expertise on the EU level when discussing new TEN-T corridor policies connecting the east with the west.”

Hungarian Federation of Danube Ports (HFIP)

Frangepán str. 7
HU-1139 Budapest
Phone: +36 1 210 9808
Fax: +36 1 210 9801

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Background information on EFIP

EFIP brings together nearly 200 inland ports and port authorities in 17 countries of the European Union and Switzerland. Additionally, EFIP also has observer members in Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine.

EFIP actively follows all developments in the field of EU policy of importance to inland ports and represents the inland ports vis-à-vis the European institutions and other international bodies. EFIP offers its members the possibility to exchange information, expertise and best practices with colleagues in other countries.

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