Costs of pollution in European Ports: SHOULD THE USER/POLLUTER PAY?

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“A new study on transport infrastructure charging, due this summer, tackles the thorny question of how to allocate the costs of pollution in European Ports. Isabelle Ryckbost considers its implications.” A new study on transport infrastructure charging, due this summer, tackles the thorny question of how to allocate the costs of pollution in European ports…. Read more »

New scenarios in the Mediterranean: Suez and China, the strategies of big carriers, new technologies and energy routes

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New scenarios in the Mediterranean: Suez and China, the strategies of big carriers, new technologies, and energy routes. Italian Maritime Economy   The Suez Canal has just celebrated 150 years of operations. Its 2015 enlargement established new port balances in the Mediterranean: the two records broken in terms of number of ships and goods transited (18,000 vessels and… Read more »

BILOG 2019: Logistics and Maritime Forum, 16-17 Oct 2019 La Spezia, Italia

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BILOG 2019:  16-17 Oct 2019 La Spezia The sustainable, connected and resilient road to 2030 European and Regional perspectives     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… Read more »

‘NET ZERO’ 2050 challenge begins

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As the UK government confirms a target to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050 has been adopted into law, the British Ports Association (BPA) anticipates this will require “close collaboration” between industry and government to adhere to what is a “very challenging timeline”. Mark Simmonds, head of policy and external affairs at… Read more »

Mediterranean LNG Strategy Fit

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Valeria Mangiarotti, MedCruise director, sustainability and environmental issues. Credit: Port of Cagliari   Plans for LNG infrastructure at Cagliari are part of a much larger programme underway in the Mediterranean, as Valeria Mangarotti explains. As director, sustainability and environmental issues on the board of MedCruise and marketing manager of the port network of the Sardinian… Read more »

Electric Trucks Drive Down Cruise Footprint

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Solent Stevedores has invested GB£1m into 33 electric counterbalance forklift trucks from STILL Materials Handling to help reduce emissions at the Port of Southampton ahead of the 2019 cruise season. Solent Stevedores’ electric counterbalance forklift trucks feature batteries with a high storage capacity. Credit: Solent Stevedores/ ABP     The trucks feature batteries with high… Read more »

First Small Us Marine and Truck LNG Facility

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The first small-scale LNG facility in the US with both marine and truckloading capabilities has opened to serve customers at the Port of Jacksonville. The JAX LNG facility has the capacity to produce 120,000 gallons of LNG per day. Credit: JAX LNG     JAX LNG, located at Dames Point in Jacksonville, Florida, was constructed… Read more »

UK Port launches triple ECO initiative

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Shoreham Port has launched three new eco-friendly initiatives including a proposal for a new biodiversity corridor along the port’s seafront, tree planting on the port’s perimeter and a trial installation of debris-collecting Seabins.   Wildlife planting will take place on all the port’s new development sites. Credit: Shoreham Port   The initiatives follow the UK… Read more »

DocksTheFuture at Transport Logistic

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  DocksTheFuture will be at Transport Logistic Munich, the most relevant fair in Europe for the Transport & Logistics sector, in a stand together with the project coordinator Circle SpA. Circle is an operational partner of the EU project, which aims to define the “Port of the Future”, in relation to the digitisation of logistics and… Read more »