Whitstable Harbour

Fostering Long term Investment in Ports (FLIP)

The Port of Whitstable is a partner in the INTERREG IV(A) France – England - Fostering Long Term Initiatives in Ports (FLIP) project.  
This aims to bring together a partnership of 10 public and private organisations, including:
  • Département des Côtes d’Armor
  • Université du Havre
  • Association des ports locaux de la Manche
  • Syndicat Mixte du port de Dieppe
  • Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de la Côte d’Opale
  • Syndicat Mixte du Grand Légué
  • Newhaven Port and Properties (NPP), and
  • Torbay Council

FLIP seeks to promote a sustainable cooperation between small and medium sized ports in the channel area by promoting exchanges of experience in areas including transportation, logistics, renewable energy and eco-innovation. This will be achieved through:

  • Increased cross border sharing of best practices between small and medium sized ports to promote innovative, sustainable and diversified port activities.

  • Building the internal capacity of port management, improving performance, sustaining transport links, facilitating trade, promoting innovation, embracing resource efficiency and boosting the economy.

  • Improving governance between the ports and their local communities and making use of available resources.

The project will cost €3,8m, with 50% co-financed by ERDF (European Regional Development Funds) under the Interreg IVA France(Channel)-England Territorial Cooperation programme.

A number of the studies, exchanges and event presentations are available at www.flip-ports.eu 

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