Docks The Future (DTF) project presented by Mr. Karimpuor at the MTCC GMN Conference2019 in Malmo, Sweden

EU/IMO Global Project Drives Energy Efficiency in the Maritime Sector     IMO Briefing: 23 17/10/2019 A global network of maritime technology cooperation centers has completed an impressive array of pilot projects over the past three years, helping to drive forward the changes which are required to reduce GHG emissions from shipping. Five regional Maritime… Read more »


DocksThe Future was presented in BILOG 2019

BiLOG is an agreement signed by La Spezia Port Authority and Municipality of Piacenza in order to create a special event on sustainable, connected and resilient topics with a European spin. The Forum will focus on regional and European dimensions, on the transport and maritime investments, highlighting the importance of cohesion between the players of the logistics… Read more »


BILOG 2019 – The sustainable, connected and resilient road to 2030

BILOG 2019 – The sustainable, connected and resilient road to 2030 – European and Regional perspectives.   The Forum will analyze both the regional and European dimension, giving the possibility to improve the knowledge about EU Transport Policy and EU investments on transport and maritime sector, highlighting the importance of the cohesion between all the… Read more »


EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries hosts first EU-China Blue Partnership Forum for the Oceans

In Brussels, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella will host the first ‘Blue Partnership Forum for the Oceans’. The Forum, established under the Ocean Partnership between the EU and China in July 2018, will bring together EU and Chinese stakeholders. They will help shape future actions in the areas covered by the Ocean Partnership, such as ocean… Read more »


More than 40 organisations jointly call for a strong Connecting Europe Facility II

Ahead of the European Parliament’s hearings of the commissioners-designate, a coalition of more than 40 European associations and organisations renewed their call for a strong transport budget. While the previous European Parliament and the Council had agreed on a common understanding on the proposal for the Connecting Europe Facility 2021-2027 (CEF II), the budget will be… Read more »


Roads to Port Sustainability

“Of all the challenges ports face – from digitalisation to coping with the new breed of 20,000+ teu ships – environmental regulations and sustainability are perhaps the most significant.” Read below the contribution of ESPO’s Secretary General, Isabelle Ryckbost, in the September 2019 edition of Dredging and Port Construction. Related documents September 2019. Dredging And… Read more »


EU funded project LASH FIRE aims to improve Ro-Ro ship fire safety

Project partners from 13 EU Member States investigate cost-efficient measures to mitigate the risk from Ro-Ro space fires. The European Commission invests M€ 12 to solve this international maritime fire safety challenge. Comprehensive consortium to update fire legislation The project LASH FIRE (Legislative Assessment for Safety Hazards of Fire and Innovations in Ro-ro ship Environment) aims to develop maritime… Read more »


Maritime authorities from Black & Caspian Sea regions discussed future priorities and cooperation , at EMSA in Lisbon

On 18 September, representatives of maritime authorities from Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine joined their counterparts from other countries of the Black and Caspian Sea basins and the EU for a meeting at the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in Lisbon, Portugal. They discussed EU-funded programmes in the areas of transport, environment,… Read more »