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Baleària to invest €60 million in converting ferries to natural gas

Spanish shipping company Baleària plans to invest €60 million ($70.1 million) to convert five ferries from its fleet to the use of natural gas as propulsion fuel.   The intervention will be carried out over the next two years on the ships Nápoles, Abel Matutes, Sicilia, Bahama Mama e Martín and Soler. The five units… Read more »

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A new marine fuel terminal in the Port of Frederikshavn which will be fully adapted for the new Sulphur Directive 2020

Stena Oil has signed an agreement to create a new marine fuel terminal in the Port of Frederikshavn which will be fully adapted for the new Sulphur Directive 2020. Stena Oil is to build Scandinavia’s largest bunkering terminal on 38,000 square metre site at the Port of Frederikshavn   The location of the new terminal… Read more »

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European Maritime Single Window environment; A big step toward optimised and efficient shipping in EU

Our world is in transition to a low-carbon economy and transport is not an exception. New technologies and initiatives are affecting the mobility landscape. among all modes of transport, Maritime transport is a backbone of trade and communications within and beyond the single market. Almost one-third of all intra-EU and three-quarters of the internationally traded… Read more »

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ESPO CALLS FOR FIRMER POLLUTER PAYS PRINCIPLE

PORT RECEPTION FACILITIES: ESPO WELCOMES DRAFT REPORT BUT CALLS FOR STRICTER APPLICATION OF THE ‘POLLUTER PAYS’ PRINCIPLE The European Sea ports Organisation (ESPO) welcomes the proposals put forward by the European Parliament Rapporteur Ms Gesine Meissner in the draft report of the Transport Committee on the review of the Waste Reception Facilities Directive (Com (2018)… Read more »

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SHORE POWER CHALLENGE REMAINS IMPLEMENTATION

The implementation of shore power is one of the main challenges for ports tackling emissions at berth and in surrounding anchorages. Speaking exclusively to GreenPort’s sister magazine, Port Strategy at TOC Europe, Gustavo Miller, division president of ports and maritime at Cavotec, said shore power doesn’t currently represent a good return on investment for terminals and more support from… Read more »

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EU proposes new fund to invest in maritime economy and fishing communities

Under the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission is proposing €6.14 billion ($7.21 billion) under a simpler, more flexible fund for European fisheries and the maritime economy.   The fund will continue to support the European fisheries sector towards more sustainable fishing practices, with a focus on supporting small-scale fishermen, and develop the… Read more »

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ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY DREDGER PROPULSION

Finish technology group Wärtsilä will provide the engines, propellers, and control system for a new hopper dredger being built by Damen. The vessel has been ordered by Cemex UK, a leading supplier of building materials. Wärtsilä will prepare the engines ready for use with IMO Tier III compliant selective catalytic reduction technology to reduce emissions…. Read more »

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ESPO CONGRATULATES PORT OF ROTTERDAM, PORT OF LE HAVRE AND PORT OF PIRAEUS FOR RENEWING ECOPORTS’ ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARD (PERS)

ESPO congratulates Port of Rotterdam (Netherlands), Port of Le Havre (France) and Port of Piraeus (Greece) for renewing EcoPorts’ environmental management standard (PERS). Isabelle Ryckbost, ESPO’s Secretary General, Eamonn O’Reilly, ESPO’s Chairman, and Sotiris Raptis, EcoPorts coordinator, handed over the PERS certificates to the ports’ representatives during the annual ESPO Conference in Rotterdam. “I would… Read more »