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The Environmental Ship Index (ESI) to focus more on CO2

The Environmental Ship Index (ESI) is set to incorporate more work on CO2 in line with the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) legislative developments to boost its effectiveness.   As the ESI’s user base has expanded to around 7000 vessels, the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) working group has also decided to upgrade the IT… Read more »

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UNIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL VOICE NEEDED

Ports are moving in the right direction to decrease emissions but there is a lack of global research on how ports are handling impact management, an environmental specialist has stressed. Speaking exclusively to Port Strategy at TOC Europe, Satu Kaivonen from Konecranes said that while ports are addressing emissions, waste treatment handling and efficiency, there… Read more »

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PORT OF ROTTERDAM OIL SPILL DEVASTATION

  It will be a number of weeks before the clean-up at the Port of Rotterdam is complete, the Port of Rotterdam Authority has indicated after more than 200 tonnes of heavy fuel oil was released into its waters when a chemical tanker collided with a jetty. It will be a number of weeks before… Read more »

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FIRST EUROPEAN SERVICE OFFICE FOR SEAKEEPER

An American based marine stabilisation expert is opening its first European office in a bid to cater for increased growth in the region and give customers quicker service. The new service team in Lavanga, Italy, will be able to more quickly assist customers in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, cutting shipping time and costs…. Read more »

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ENERGY REUSE SYSTEM TO REDUCE EMISSIONS

A new energy capture storage and reuse system for container terminal yard handling equipment could help terminals reduce fuel bills, emissions and power peaks. Designed for rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs), Cress Systems’ ProwESS recycles kinetic energy from container handling equipment that is otherwise wasted. The flywheel-based system runs in parallel with normal RTG operations, with… Read more »

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ESPO congratulates Port of Dunkerque for obtaining EcoPorts’ environmental standard (PERS)

ESPO congratulates Port of Dunkerque (France) for obtaining for the first time EcoPorts’ environmental management standard (PERS). Isabelle Ryckbost, ESPO’s Secretary General, handed over the PERS certificate to Stéphane Raison, CEO of Port Dunkerque, during a special ceremony which took place at the port. “I welcome the PERS certification of Port of Dunkerque which has become… Read more »

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The role of electrofuel technologies in Europe’s low-carbon transport future

Electro or e-fuels (or power to liquid/gas) are electricity-based gaseous or liquid fuels which can be used in internal combustion engines. According to a new report by Cerulogy for T&E, e-fuels only have meaningful climate benefits if strict sustainability criteria are observed throughout the production process. The key factors determining the sustainability of e-fuels are… Read more »

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SAMSKIP REAPS THE BENEFITS OF LNG POWER

Samskip is embracing the benefits of LNG thanks to its new LNG powered vessels which are both cutting carbon emissions and opening up new markets for the operator.   Delivered to Nor Lines in 2015, which was acquired by Samskip in 2017, the 5,000 dwt MV Kvitbjorn and MV Kvitnos are closely aligned with Samskip’s… Read more »

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ENERGY REUSE SYSTEM TO REDUCE EMISSIONS

A new energy capture storage and reuse system for container terminal yard handling equipment could help terminals reduce fuel bills, emissions and power peaks. Designed for rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs), Cress Systems’ ProwESS recycles kinetic energy from container handling equipment that is otherwise wasted. The flywheel-based system runs in parallel with normal RTG operations, with… Read more »

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ELECTRIC TRUCK TAKES ON DIESEL

Hyster Europe will be revealing new efficient developments to the energy recovery system of its 48t zero-emissions electric container handler at TOC Europe. The systems are expected to extend the drive cycle of the truck using recovered energy, providing a longer operating time before the recharge is necessary and enabling it to achieve the same… Read more »