Anguel Zabourtov (BG) on port performance
Since 2013, ESPO had been putting each month a port in the picture through its “Port of the month” articles. After four years, ESPO has started with a new series of articles called the “Port pro of the month”. Every month, they pay a visit to a port executive who presents his or her port and also helps to understand what it means to lead a European port. These interviews also include a question concerning port performance, i.e. “ESPO is a partner of PORTOPIA, an FP7 project that aims to measure port performance. Are you measuring your port’s performance?”.
This month, ESPO interviewed Mr Anguel Zabourtov, Director General of the Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company (BPI Co.). He answered the question on port performance as follows:
Through the Single Window and VTMIS, ship owners and ship agents submit data on a one-stop-shop basis. On the basis of this information, we monitor indicators such as the throughput volume, the number of ship visits for each port terminal, and so on. It is our responsibility to maintain the basic infrastructure that provides ships access to terminals and thus to provide good handling conditions for terminal operators. This is our contribution to achieve and report good results. I think the results we have achieved so far are visible and speak for ourselves that we have potential to expand our sphere of activity and to increase our responsibilities according to the best global practices – to be commensurate with those of the port authorities in the world.
The full interview can be found here.