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EU funded project LASH FIRE aims to improve Ro-Ro ship fire safety

Project partners from 13 EU Member States investigate cost-efficient measures to mitigate the risk from Ro-Ro space fires. The European Commission invests M€ 12 to solve this international maritime fire safety challenge. Comprehensive consortium to update fire legislation The project LASH FIRE (Legislative Assessment for Safety Hazards of Fire and Innovations in Ro-ro ship Environment) aims to develop maritime… Read more »

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Maritime authorities from Black & Caspian Sea regions discussed future priorities and cooperation , at EMSA in Lisbon

On 18 September, representatives of maritime authorities from Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine joined their counterparts from other countries of the Black and Caspian Sea basins and the EU for a meeting at the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in Lisbon, Portugal. They discussed EU-funded programmes in the areas of transport, environment,… Read more »

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Docks The Future: Stakeholders Consultation Proceedings Deliverable

The goal of this deliverable is to present the main outputs and outcomes of a stakeholder consultation launched the 14th of September, aimed at collecting their vision about the Port of the Future. This deliverable describes the main characteristics of the involved stakeholders, the methodology followed to carry out the consultation, the key findings and… Read more »

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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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BILOG 2019: Logistics and Maritime Forum, 16-17 Oct 2019 La Spezia, Italia

BILOG 2019:  16-17 Oct 2019 La Spezia The sustainable, connected and resilient road to 2030 European and Regional perspectives     BiLOG is an agreement signed by La Spezia Port Authority and Municipality of Piacenza in order to create a special event on sustainable, connected and resilient topics with a European spin. The Forum will focus on… Read more »

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‘NET ZERO’ 2050 challenge begins

As the UK government confirms a target to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050 has been adopted into law, the British Ports Association (BPA) anticipates this will require “close collaboration” between industry and government to adhere to what is a “very challenging timeline”. Mark Simmonds, head of policy and external affairs at… Read more »

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Mediterranean LNG Strategy Fit

Valeria Mangiarotti, MedCruise director, sustainability and environmental issues. Credit: Port of Cagliari   Plans for LNG infrastructure at Cagliari are part of a much larger programme underway in the Mediterranean, as Valeria Mangarotti explains. As director, sustainability and environmental issues on the board of MedCruise and marketing manager of the port network of the Sardinian… 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 »