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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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Docks The Future project participates at the Transport Research Arena 2020 in Helsinki 27-30 April

TRA, the Transport Research Arena, is the largest European research and technology conference on transport and mobility. In 2020, TRA takes place in Helsinki, Finland. Themed Rethinking transport – towards clean and inclusive mobility, TRA2020 brings together experts from around the world to discuss the newest innovations and future of mobility and transport.     Registration… 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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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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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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‘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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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 »

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LNG cruise ship bunkered at Barcelona

The ‘AIDAnova’ during bunkering. Credit: Port of Barcelona   The first cruise ship in the world powered by LNG has undergone bunkering at the Port of Barcelona as it continues to seek sustainable operations. Carnival Corporation subsidiary AIDA Cruises fuelled the 337m long AIDAnova for the first time in the Mediterranean with LNG. Mercè Conesa,… Read more »