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Docks The Future project participates at the Transport Research Arena 2020 in Helsinki 27-30 April

TRA, the Transport Research Arena, is the largest European research and technology conference on transport and mobility. In 2020, TRA takes place in Helsinki, Finland. Themed Rethinking transport – towards clean and inclusive mobility, TRA2020 brings together experts from around the world to discuss the newest innovations and future of mobility and transport.     Registration… Read more »

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European Port Cities in Transition: Moving Towards More Sustainable Sea Transport Hubs

Seaports, as part of urban centers, play a major role in the cultural, social and economic life of the cities in which they are located, and through the links, they provide to the outside world. Port-cities in Europe have faced significant change, first with the loss of heavy industry, emergence of Eastern European democracies, and the widening of… Read more »

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Save-The-Date – ESPO Conference 2020: A Green Deal for European Ports, their Cities and their Citizens

ESPO is organising its 17th Annual Conference on 28-29 May 2020. This 17th edition of the ESPO Conference is kindly hosted by the Port of Oslo.   On 11 December, the European Commission published the European Green Deal, laying out a commitment for Europe to become the world’s first net zero emission continent by 2050. The Green Deal also refers to increased emission… Read more »

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The Global project of Glolitter launched to tackle plastic litter from ships and fisheries

A new global project to prevent and reduce marine plastic litter from shipping and fisheries has been launched today (5 December) by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Initial funding for the project is from the Government of Norway.     The GloLitter Partnerships Project… Read more »

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SMART PORTS: HOW TO DIGITALISE PORTS AND THE SUPPLY CHAIN

19 – 20 February 2020 Hilton Canary Wharf, London SMART PORTS: HOW TO DIGITALISE PORTS AND THE SUPPLY CHAIN Tangible results on the use of blockchain, automation, datasharing and 5G Two day event bringing together the movers, shakers and stakeholders across the supply chain to discuss how to integrate smarter operations across port and terminal… Read more »

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The first Semi-Ballastable Barge Transporter (SBBT) in the Mediterranean region is being built as part of a project involving six European ports

Under construction at the Rosetti Marino shipyard in Italy, as part of the European co-financed Poseidon Med II project, the SBBT is due for delivery later this year. With a load capacity of 4,000 m3 of LNG and 1,000 m3 of Marine Diesel Oil (MDO), it will mainly operate in the North-Adriatic Sea, and will… Read more »

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By a group of European cruise ports, sustainable cruise initiative picks up pace

A group of European cruise ports has met at the end of 2019 to draw up guidelines for a new sustainable approach to maritime tourism. Source: A cruise ship at the Port of Venice. Image: Port of Venice   Members of the ‘Cruise 2030’ working group confirmed their commitment to tackling environmental issues, especially on reducing… Read more »

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ABP is investing GB£6.8m in a roof mounted solar scheme at a UK port to supply almost 29% of its energy requirement

Once completed, the 6.5MW solar scheme at ABP’s Port of Hull will more than double the Humber Ports’ renewable energy generation, increasing it to over 12MW, which will supply almost 29% of the ports’ energy requirement. The panels will comprise the Humber’s largest roof mounted solar scheme. Image: ABP   Simon Bird, director of ABP… Read more »