The European Court of Auditors published a report on Maritime Transport in the EU – in troubled waters – much ineffective and unsustainable investment. The title of the report says everything about it. The report notes that between 2000 and 2013 the EU invested Euro 6.8 billion in ports and says that the Member States and the Commission did not provide enough information to allow effective capacity planning to be carried out. This means much of the EU financing of port projects were ineffective and unsustainable with a high likelihood that at least Euro 400 million was wasted. The reports ends with a long list of recommendations including a reduction in the number of ‘core’ ports.