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IMO has taken first steps to address Autonomous Ships

  The International Maritime Organization (IMO) – the global regulatory body for international shipping – commenced work to look into how safe, secure and environmentally sound Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) operations may be addressed in IMO instruments. The Organization’s senior technical body, the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), endorsed a framework for a regulatory scoping… Read more »

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European Parliament adopts port reception facilities measures

 Parliament guarantees the provision of adequate port reception facilities for all ships entering EU ports, in line with the polluter pays principle   On October 11, 2018, the Transport Committee of the European Parliament adopted earlier this week the final report on the Port Reception Facilities and gave a mandate to the Rapporteur Ms Gesine… Read more »

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EU Tidal Project Moves onto Next Stage

  A European Union-backed tidal energy project has received approval from the European Commission to proceed to its next stage after a successful first full year reports Andrew Williams. So, what design, development and operational activities have been carried out to date?  What have been the results?  What activities does the project team plan to carry out… Read more »

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ESPO Award 2018: Port of Rotterdam Authority

24 October 2018 – The ESPO Award 2018 will go to the port authority that creates a good workplace environment for its current and future employees and demonstrates its investment in a diverse and inclusive environment, facilitating mutual respect, non-discrimination and personal development. In the running towards the official Award Ceremony on 7 November 2018, ESPO… 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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ROAD Mapping Targets Bunkering Sustainability

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) will form a work group with the maritime industry to undertake an industry road mapping exercise to prepare the Singapore bunker industry for a sustainable future.   y William Cho (Port of SingaporeUploaded by Hydriz) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons       The initiative… Read more »

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EU steps up its strategy for connecting Europe and Asia

The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy adopted a Joint Communication that sets out the EU’s vision for a new and comprehensive strategy to better connect Europe and Asia. The Joint Communication builds on the European Union’s own experience of enhancing connections between its Member States,… Read more »