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CMA CGM-owned carrier Containerships has announced the delivery of its first LNG-powered container vessel

CMA CGM-owned carrier Containerships has announced the delivery of its first LNG-powered container vessel M/S Containerships Nord, after it was delivered to the Wenchong Shipyard, China.   According to a statement, Containerships has said the vessel will be the first based on LNG-enabled eco-friendly technology to serve European ports and trade routes. It will start… Read more »

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Towards a green and sustainable ecosystem for the EU Port of the Future

PortForward is a project funded under H2020 MG-7.3-2017 topic: “The Port of the Future”. The project proposes a holistic approach towards smarter, greener and more sustainable port ecosystems enabled through: a) Smart ICT solutions, because it is important to improve the exchange of information flows between port and port community; b) Interconnected modes of transport and… Read more »

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PIXEL – Port IoT for Environmental Leverage

PIXEL is one of the RIAs funded under the call H2020-MG-7.3, within the programme “Mobility for Growth”, particularly on the Ports of the Future topic PIXEL is the first modular solution combining strong methodology and smart technology for small and medium port ecosystems enabling optimization of operations through IoT while reducing environmental impact. At par… Read more »

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Carnival Corporation: Stop destroying the environment your customers pay to see!

A company that runs cruises through Arctic waters is coming under increased pressure to stop using a cheap-but-dirty fuel that is destroying the environment its passengers pay to see. Carnival Corporation’s customers and the general public are being asked to sign a petition at cleanupcarnival.com, setup by an international coalition of environmental groups. Warming temperatures resulting… Read more »

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ESPO Congratulates Port of Valencia, Ports of Bremen, Port Of Moerdijk And Port Of Tangier For Renewing Ecoports’ Environmental Standard (PERS)

ESPO congratulates Port of Valencia (Spain), Ports of Bremen (Germany), Port of Moerdijk (Netherlands) and Port of Tangier (Morocco) for renewing EcoPorts’ environmental management standard (PERS). Isabelle Ryckbost, ESPO’s Secretary General, and Sotiris Raptis, EcoPorts coordinator, handed over the PERS certificates to the ports’ representatives during the GreenPort Congress in Valencia. “I would like to… Read more »

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ESPO Publishes Environmental Report 2018 – Top 10 Environmental Priorities

18 October 2018- ESPO presented yesterday its annual Environmental Report for 2018 at the GreenPort Congress in Valencia. The ESPO Environmental Report includes environmental performance benchmark indicators as well as the Top 10 Environmental Priorities of the European ports for 2018. Air quality has remained the top priority of the European ports since 2013. The increased interest in the relationship with… Read more »

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MAN Unveils LPG Vessel Engine

MAN Energy Solutions has unveiled the ME-LGIP, a two-stroke engine that runs on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and is designed to suit large ocean vessels.     According to its statement, the ME-LGIP will be “the most environmentally friendly” two-stroke engine available, emitting up to 18% less CO2, contributing to a 90% reduction in particle… Read more »

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LOW SULPHUR FUEL STORAGE FOR ROTTERDAM

A.P. Moller Maersk and Royal Vopak have signed an agreement to create a 0.5% sulphur bunkering facility at the port to aid future compliance. This first joint initiative between the two parties will cater for around 20% of Maersk global demand for sulphur compliant fuel Photo: Maersk   The facility, at Vopak Terminal Europoort, will… Read more »