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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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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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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 »

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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 »