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The Global project of Glolitter launched to tackle plastic litter from ships and fisheries

A new global project to prevent and reduce marine plastic litter from shipping and fisheries has been launched today (5 December) by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Initial funding for the project is from the Government of Norway.     The GloLitter Partnerships Project… Read more »

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SMART PORTS: HOW TO DIGITALISE PORTS AND THE SUPPLY CHAIN

19 – 20 February 2020 Hilton Canary Wharf, London SMART PORTS: HOW TO DIGITALISE PORTS AND THE SUPPLY CHAIN Tangible results on the use of blockchain, automation, datasharing and 5G Two day event bringing together the movers, shakers and stakeholders across the supply chain to discuss how to integrate smarter operations across port and terminal… Read more »

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The first Semi-Ballastable Barge Transporter (SBBT) in the Mediterranean region is being built as part of a project involving six European ports

Under construction at the Rosetti Marino shipyard in Italy, as part of the European co-financed Poseidon Med II project, the SBBT is due for delivery later this year. With a load capacity of 4,000 m3 of LNG and 1,000 m3 of Marine Diesel Oil (MDO), it will mainly operate in the North-Adriatic Sea, and will… Read more »

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By a group of European cruise ports, sustainable cruise initiative picks up pace

A group of European cruise ports has met at the end of 2019 to draw up guidelines for a new sustainable approach to maritime tourism. Source: A cruise ship at the Port of Venice. Image: Port of Venice   Members of the ‘Cruise 2030’ working group confirmed their commitment to tackling environmental issues, especially on reducing… Read more »

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ABP is investing GB£6.8m in a roof mounted solar scheme at a UK port to supply almost 29% of its energy requirement

Once completed, the 6.5MW solar scheme at ABP’s Port of Hull will more than double the Humber Ports’ renewable energy generation, increasing it to over 12MW, which will supply almost 29% of the ports’ energy requirement. The panels will comprise the Humber’s largest roof mounted solar scheme. Image: ABP   Simon Bird, director of ABP… Read more »

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BILOG 2019 – The sustainable, connected and resilient road to 2030

BILOG 2019 – The sustainable, connected and resilient road to 2030 – European and Regional perspectives.   The Forum will analyze both the regional and European dimension, giving the possibility to improve the knowledge about EU Transport Policy and EU investments on transport and maritime sector, highlighting the importance of the cohesion between all the… Read more »

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EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries hosts first EU-China Blue Partnership Forum for the Oceans

In Brussels, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella will host the first ‘Blue Partnership Forum for the Oceans’. The Forum, established under the Ocean Partnership between the EU and China in July 2018, will bring together EU and Chinese stakeholders. They will help shape future actions in the areas covered by the Ocean Partnership, such as ocean… Read more »

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More than 40 organisations jointly call for a strong Connecting Europe Facility II

Ahead of the European Parliament’s hearings of the commissioners-designate, a coalition of more than 40 European associations and organisations renewed their call for a strong transport budget. While the previous European Parliament and the Council had agreed on a common understanding on the proposal for the Connecting Europe Facility 2021-2027 (CEF II), the budget will be… Read more »

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Roads to Port Sustainability

“Of all the challenges ports face – from digitalisation to coping with the new breed of 20,000+ teu ships – environmental regulations and sustainability are perhaps the most significant.” Read below the contribution of ESPO’s Secretary General, Isabelle Ryckbost, in the September 2019 edition of Dredging and Port Construction. Related documents September 2019. Dredging And… Read more »