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GLOBAL SHIPPING INDUSTRY FACES CALLS TO REDUCE EMISSIONS

 The 2018 Greenport Congress conference invites industry experts to discuss the reduction of emissions in depth, offering insight into how ports and shipping terminals can tackle their rising emissions. The IMO’s International Marine Environment Protection Committee met in London, UK last week to agree on a global plan for reducing emissions levels within the shipping… Read more »

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Container Shipping Continues Progress in Reducing CO2 Emissions but Major Innovation Needed to Meet Ambitious Global Climate Goals

Report from Clean Cargo Working GroupTM, representing 85 percent of ocean containerized shipping and industry customers, shows a drop in CO2 emissions in 2017   San Francisco, August 16, 2018—Carbon dioxide emissions from 22 of the world’s leading ocean container carriers, representing 85 percent of global containerized shipping, continued to fall in 2017, but more… Read more »

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BIGGER SHIPS SET FOR SWEDISH INLAND PORTS

Seagoing vessel access to ports on eastern Sweden’s Lake Malaren is due to be substantially improved reports David Tinsley.   The access is set to be improved by the creation of a larger lock and deeper channel through the Sodertalje Canal, together with the modification and deepening of the Malaren fairways. By allowing the passage… Read more »

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GREEN US TERMINAL PROJECT ENTERS FINAL PHASE

The US Port of Long Beach has begun work on the last phase of its Middle Harbor terminal redevelopment project with an emphasis on efficiency and clean cargo equipment.   The Middle Harbor development aims to be a feat of engineering and a model of sustainability Photo: Port of Long Beach   When finished, the… Read more »

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The Port of KIEL in Germany invests in cargo handling and environmental technology

Schleswig-Holstein supports the successful trajectory of the Port of Kiel   The PORT OF KIEL invests in cargo handling, environmental technology and the traffic shift from road to rail. Dr. Thilo Rohlfs, state secretary of the ministry for the economy, transport, labour, technology and tourism for the country of Schleswig-Holstein, made use of a visit… Read more »

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Docks The Future (DTF): Defining the concept of the future sustainable ports in Europe

Sustainable Development In recent years, the sustainability has been at the core of development in all industries. The idea of sustainability stems from the concept of sustainable development which became common language at the World’s first Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. Sustainable development has been defined as “development that meets the needs of the present… Read more »

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BATTERY ELECTRIC FERRY WINS HYBRID SHIP AWARD

A battery powered electric ferry has won an award at the Electric and Hybrid Marine World Expo for Propulsion System of the Year. Elektra diesel-electric roll-on roll-off passenger/car ferry is owned by FinFerries Photo: FinFerries Elektra, Finland’s first purpose-built battery electric ferry, operates on a 1MWh battery system supplied by PBES and celebrates its first… Read more »

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ESPO CALLS FOR FIRMER POLLUTER PAYS PRINCIPLE

PORT RECEPTION FACILITIES: ESPO WELCOMES DRAFT REPORT BUT CALLS FOR STRICTER APPLICATION OF THE ‘POLLUTER PAYS’ PRINCIPLE The European Sea ports Organisation (ESPO) welcomes the proposals put forward by the European Parliament Rapporteur Ms Gesine Meissner in the draft report of the Transport Committee on the review of the Waste Reception Facilities Directive (Com (2018)… Read more »

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PTI Launches Smart Ports Conference

Port Technology (PTI) is proud to announce the launch of its inaugural Smart Ports & Supply Chain Technologies Conference which is to be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, from 2-3 October 2018. Following on from PTI’s highly successful Container Terminal Automation (CTAC) conferences, this latest offering takes a much broader, daring and dynamic scope, as the event gathers key smart ports,… Read more »