European clusters commit to strengthening cooperation The European Network of Maritime Clusters (ENMC) has held its annual meeting in Malta on 15th and 16th of October. Representatives of the national maritime clusters of Malta, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Finland, the United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Bulgaria and Lithuania met on Malta to discus the future of the ENMC, the impact … Read More
The European Network of Maritime Clusters released the following statement on the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union, at their annual meeting held in Malta. “The European maritime community supports Maritime UK’s ambition for a mutually beneficial deal between the UK and EU. “At this critical stage in the negotiations we need calm heads and a sharp … Read More
Naples (Italy), September 28th, 2018. A delegation of the Federazione del Mare – Italian Maritime Cluster led by President Mario Mattioli met today Kitack Lim, Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (Institution of the United Nations dealing with the development of International maritime transport) on board of Nave Vespucci, on the occasion of the final day of the Naples … Read More
The American author Michael Porter first descripted economic clusters in his 1990s book The Competitive Advantage of Nations as the economic advantage of geography. Simply put, industries, businesses and societies benefit from being in relative close geographic vicinity to each other, compared to similar industries, and businesses explicitly not in close proximity to related industries and businesses. The Netherlands is … Read More
The EU’s Blue Economy – all economic activities related to oceans, seas and coastal areas – is growing steadily, according to the EU’s first annual report on the blue economy. With a turnover of € 566 billion, the sector generates € 174 billion of value added and creates jobs for nearly 3.5 million people.