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

“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 »

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

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 »

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

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 »

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‘NET ZERO’ 2050 challenge begins

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 »

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Mediterranean LNG Strategy Fit

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 »

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Electric Trucks Drive Down Cruise Footprint

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 »

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Zero-Emission Equipment Drive for Chile Port

Puerto Coronel has become the first port in Chile to incorporate zero-emission electric forklift cranes into its operations. Puerto Coronel says it is the first port in Chile to utilise electric forklift cranes. Credit: Puerto Coronel   The port purchased the forklift cranes with minimum noise generation to mark the beginning of its Puerto Verde… Read more »

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UK Port launches triple ECO initiative

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 »

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LNG cruise ship bunkered at Barcelona

The ‘AIDAnova’ during bunkering. Credit: Port of Barcelona   The first cruise ship in the world powered by LNG has undergone bunkering at the Port of Barcelona as it continues to seek sustainable operations. Carnival Corporation subsidiary AIDA Cruises fuelled the 337m long AIDAnova for the first time in the Mediterranean with LNG. Mercè Conesa,… Read more »