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ILO Moves to Protect Abducted Seafarers’ Wages

Working committee of the International Labor Organization has endorsed an amendment to the Maritime Labor Convention that would ensure the payment of seafarers’ wages while they are held captive by pirates. At present, according to the International Transport Workers’ Federation, there is a potential contractual gap for seafarers who are unlucky enough to be kidnapped… Read more »

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GERMAN PORT SETS 2025 DEADLINE FOR SUSTAINABILITY

Niedersachsen Ports has launched an initiative to implement and coordinate a sustainability management system with the aim of ensuring continuous improvement of processes for a sustainable future.   Its ‘Green Port Officer’ (GPO) project across its sites consists of different sustainability measures; changing light sources from traditional halogen lights to low carbon LED lights, e.g…. Read more »

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HHLA PLAYS ITS PART TO MAKE HAMBURG AIR CLEANER

Battery-powered A lithium-ion battery-powered automatic automated guided vehicle (AGV) prototype has been in operation at the CTA since autumn 2016 and has been successfully tested together with an electric charging station. Six of these charging stations have already been installed at Altenwerder and over the coming weeks, 25 lithium-ion battery-powered AGVs will go into operation… Read more »

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TRELLEBORG PRESENTS GREEN SMARTPORT CONCEPT

Trelleborg Marine Systems is stressing the importance of ‘hyper-collaboration’ to improve safety, efficiency and sustainability of operations for green smart ports of the future. The global mooring specialist will discuss the technologies that are available, how they can be used in practice and how they might evolve going forward, at the upcoming Green Maritime Forum… Read more »

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Achieving cost effective green port transformation

How can ports identify both feasible and the most effective measures to improve their environmental and economic sustainability? Dr Johannes Schmidt and Dr Nils Kemme from HPC Hamburg Port Consulting GmbH and Dr.Lars-Peter Lauven from the University of Göttingen present their approach to achieving this goal.   Drivers and barriers For the maritime industry worldwide,… Read more »

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Rotterdam to target CO2 emissions

The port authority said that emissions need to fall by 95% by 2050 to ensure adherence to the Paris Climate Agreement. Rotterdam’s marine transport contributes 21.5m tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions each year, that’s according to figures presented at the Port of Rotterdam Authority’s Energy in Transition Summit 2018. The summit revealed that marine… Read more »

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Spain proposes inclusion of Huelva port in Ten-T Atlantic Corridor

Huelva, Spain (PortSEurope) April 30, 2018 – Spanish public works minister Íñigo de la Serna has proposed the inclusion of Huelva in the Atlantic Corridor of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T), during a meeting held with the European Transport Commissioner, Violeta Bulc, Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana. The president of Autoridad Portuaria de Huelva (Huelva port authority),… Read more »

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Ship-to-shore power contract for port of GENOA

According to the DIRECTIVE 2014/94/EU of the European parliament and of the council of 22 October 2014, on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure in article (20), The Trans-European Network for Transport (TEN-T) guidelines recognise that alternative fuels serve, at least partly, as a substitute for fossil oil sources in the energy supply to transport,… Read more »

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Ports of LA, Long Beach to Fund Clean Air Technologies

The US ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are offering new funding in an effort to boost the development of goods-movement technologies that improve air quality. This year’s 2018 call for projects requests concept papers for a variety of projects that have the potential to reduce emissions, including diesel particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, sulfur… Read more »