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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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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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How smart Start-Ups are changing Maritime

The role of smart start-ups in driving the development of the maritime sector should not be understated, especially with regard to intelligent applications powered by the Internet of Things (IoT). As highlighted by a recent competition to form the world’s first digital shipping company, launched by IoT specialist Loginno, there is a demand for companies who… Read more »

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European Ports welcome agreement on the European Maritime Single Window Environment

The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) welcomes the agreement reached on 7 February between the Parliament and the Council on the new regulation establishing a European Maritime Single Window environment (EMSWe). With the new framework, which will repeal the current Reporting Formalities Directive, important steps are made towards reducing administrative burden and increasing the attractiveness… Read more »

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First e-charging of commercial vessel at Greek port of Kyllini this month

 Greek shipping will enter a more eco-friendly “electricity era” this month with the charging of the ferry boat “Fior di Levante”, during its overnight stay at the western Greece harbour of Kyllini. The first charging of a commercial vessel in Greek waters, reportedly set for December 20, comes within the framework of the EU’s Electrification… Read more »

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“MED ATLANTIC ECOBONUS” | Webinar 17 Dec

“MED ATLANTIC ECOBONUS” | WEBINAR HOW ECO-INCENTIVES MEASURES CAN SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE FREIGHT TRANSPORT SERVICES IN THE TRANSEUROPEAN TRANSPORT NETWORK? Save the Date! Join the Webinar on Monday 17th December from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m After the great success of “Med Atlantic Ecobonus Final Event“, that was held in Lisbon on 29th November, the webinar aims… Read more »

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EU Commission completes inspection at Trieste port

  November 2018 – The European Commission conducted an inspection at the port of Trieste in the period between November 19 and 23 to monitor the correct implementation of the rules on maritime security with regard to ships and port facilities. The Commission’s team, made up of seven inspectors of different nationalities, inspected the “port security” activity the entire port area and the “ship security”… Read more »

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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 »