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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 »

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Shore power installed at Cuxhaven offshore berth

Backed by a grant of €1.5M from the state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), the state’s ports authority Niedersachsen Ports (NPorts) has installed Siemens’ Siharbor shore power supply system at the offshore ro-ro vessel berth, so vessels can “cold iron” instead of adding to pollution with emissions from auxiliary engines EWE Netz was the main contractor… Read more »

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The European Commission has updated the European List of ship recycling facilities

On 7 May 2018, the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/684of 4 May 2018 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/2323 to update the European List of ship recycling facilities pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 1257/2013has been published on the Official Journal of the European Union. The European List of ship recycling facilities was established by the Commission… Read more »

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International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments ratified

Cyprus has ratified the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments 2004 (the BWM Convention). (1) The law ratifying and implementing the convention took effect on its publication in the Official Gazette on May 4, 2018. The BWM Convention entered into force on September 8, 2017, and covers more… Read more »