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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 »

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Ports of the Future in a New Ecosystem

Port Technology is able to offer, for a limited amount of time, all its papers from the most popular and latest edition of its journal ‘Linking the Supply Chain’ as free to access until July 25, 2018.   Technological advancements are multiplying human development by factors never before imagined, which means it is imperative that… Read more »

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MORE INCENTIVES NEEDED TO MAKE GREEN SWITCH

Green technologies need the right incentives in place to be adopted on a wider scale making the case easier for operators to switch. Siemens’ Chris Pretorius explained how to use hydrogen as an energy integrator to generate additional revenue streams. Credit: Siemens   That was the key message of the Clean Technologies segment of TECH… Read more »

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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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ENERGY REUSE SYSTEM TO REDUCE EMISSIONS

A new energy capture storage and reuse system for container terminal yard handling equipment could help terminals reduce fuel bills, emissions and power peaks. Designed for rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs), Cress Systems’ ProwESS recycles kinetic energy from container handling equipment that is otherwise wasted. The flywheel-based system runs in parallel with normal RTG operations, with… Read more »

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PORT EQUIPMENT ENERGY STORAGE BOOST

A new energy capture storage and reuse system for container terminal yard handling equipment could help terminals reduce fuel bills, emissions and power peaks. Designed for rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs), Cress Systems’ ProwESS recycles kinetic energy from container handling equipment that is otherwise wasted. The flywheel-based system runs in parallel with normal RTG operations, with… Read more »

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BATTERIES TO BOOST ENERGY STORAGE ON FERRIES

Corvus Energy will supply lithium-ion battery-based energy storage systems (ESS) to power five new green all-electric ferries being built for Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1. This follows a previous order in November 2017 to supply the ESSs for three similar newbuilt Fjord1 ferries, both orders having come through Norwegian Electric System (NES), a Norwegian system integrator… Read more »

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COREALIS project started in Athens with the aim of defining the challenges of the ports of the future

Piraeus, Greece  – The kick-off meeting of the COREALIS project, in which the Valenciaport Foundation participates, took place on May 7-8 in Athens. The 17 project partners had the opportunity to interact and define the vision, mission and operational plan of this initiative. COREALIS, a project funded by the H2020 Program of the European Commission… 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 »