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5GLOGINNOV: Open call for innovative start ups

As of April 26th, 2021, interested start-ups in the form of SMEs will be able to submit their applications to the 5G-LOGINNOV Open Call for innovative start-ups. The detailed tender conditions are now available to be downloaded! The 5G-LOGINNOV project is organizing an Open Call for the selection of five innovative start-ups and SMEs aiming to develop 5G-based solutions… Read more »

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Register for April 26: DocksTheFuture Network of Excellence meets the Getting to Zero Coalition

Towards the Port of the Future: DocksTheFuture Network of Excellence meetsthe Getting to Zero Coalition 26th April 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Accelerating maritime shipping’s decarbonization with the development and deployment of commercially viable deep sea zero emission vessels by 2030 and gathering the most innovative ports willing to team up and take actions to support… Read more »

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Ports on the move to become Global Logistics Information Exchange Hubs

Ports are taking significant strides with digital transformation and are starting to declare themselves as “smart.” The result is impressive gains in operational efficiency, regulatory compliance, and customer satisfaction. Smart ports have the opportunity to establish themselves as logistics information exchange hubs serving their regional transport ecosystem.  As ports digitalize their processes, they establish foundations… Read more »

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The European Green Deal: New Opportunities for Port Cities?

20 Apr 2020 Stephan Hauser With the European Green Deal made public last December, the new European Commission took the first steps to transforming Europe into the first climate neutral continent by 2050. The Green Deal offers a wide range of climate policies and measures that directly affect European cities and citizens. Whereas port cities are high… Read more »

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The Conference & Expo “Driving the Change in Shipping & Logistics: Towards the EU Green Deal”

  SAVE THE DATE La Spezia Navy Base | 25th June 2020   The conference&expo “Driving The Change in Shipping & Logistics: Towards the EU Green Deal “ is one of the key moments of the prestigious event SEAFUTURE, the business convention for maritime and dual use technologies attended by 10.000 participants, with 200 exhibiting companies in the 9.000… Read more »

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European Port Cities in Transition: Moving Towards More Sustainable Sea Transport Hubs

Seaports, as part of urban centers, play a major role in the cultural, social and economic life of the cities in which they are located, and through the links, they provide to the outside world. Port-cities in Europe have faced significant change, first with the loss of heavy industry, emergence of Eastern European democracies, and the widening of… 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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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 »

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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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How smart Start-Ups are changing Maritime

The role of smart start-ups in driving the development of the maritime sector should not be understated, especially with regard to intelligent applications powered by the Internet of Things (IoT). As highlighted by a recent competition to form the world’s first digital shipping company, launched by IoT specialist Loginno, there is a demand for companies who… Read more »