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

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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 »

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

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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 »

Docks The Future participated in ITS World Congress Singapore- Session on port city relation

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ITS World Congress Singapore is themed Smart Mobility, Empowering Cities, 26th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress, the world’s leading transport technology congress, will arrive at the shores of Singapore from 21 – 25 October 2019, with 10,000+ Participants | 300+ Exhibitors | 20+ Technical Tours and Demonstrations.   DELEGATE PROFILE   To find more about this event, please click here   At… Read more »

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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 »