Port Governance Agency joins EFIP

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10 June 2020

EFIP is delighted to welcome Port Governance Agency as a new member.

Port Governance Agency (PGA) was founded by the Government of the Republic of Serbia in 2013, and it is a Government regulatory body. PGA has three important roles: regulatory, professional and developmental.

Goal of the Agency is to establish a regulated system, i.e. a network of ports and terminals in the Republic of Serbia which enables free and efficient movement of goods and passengers, as well as safe traffic and transport. All the efforts and objectives of the PGA are aimed at the development of ports and international passenger terminals in Serbia.

In the past seven years Agency has achieved significant results: improvement of the legal framework, completion of the first phase of defining port areas, investments in ports and port infrastructure, establishment of the accurate data on cargo handling and passenger traffic on rivers in Serbia, successful participation in international projects, good cooperation with all waterway users as well as with international partners.

“As a full member of EFIP, the Agency will have the opportunity to exchange experiences and knowledge with European colleagues, in order to improve the port sector in Serbia. Being a member of the European Federation of Inland Ports will also contribute to the integration of ports in Serbia into the global transport chain. It is our great honour to be a part of the organization such as EFIP, bearing in mind that in25 years, the Federation has been and -is still the active promoter of inland ports and their importance,” said Mr. Vuk Perovic, Director of Port Governance Agency.

EFIP President Friedrich Lehr said: “We are delighted to welcome the Serbian Port Governance Agency to EFIP. Serbia’s continued commitment to the growth and improvement of inland waterway transport and inland ports reflects the objectives of EFIP. I look forward to working together as we further advance the goals of inland ports along the Danube and Europe on a whole.”

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