Insight and Opinion

  • Ports such as Shoreham are investing in zero emissions infrastructure but also in new fuels and services, such as hydrogen
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    Future is decarbonisation

    2021-12-21T08:03:00Z

    Port freight volumes are forecast to bounce back in the period to 2026 but post carbon cargo will shape the future

  • Isabelle Ryckbost, secretary general of ESPO
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    Call for FuelEU clarity

    2021-11-29T11:05:00Z

    European ports want coherent legislation on provision and use of clean energy infrastructure for ports.

  • Isabelle Ryckbost, secretary general, ESPO
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    Making the EU fit for 55

    2021-06-29T16:00:00Z

    If all goes well, on 14 July we will not only be commemorating the French Revolution and the storming of the Bastille in 1789, but also be bearing witness to a green revolution in Europe, writes Isabelle Ryckbost, secretary general, ESPO

  • Trelleborg's research says that sustainability remains a key consideration for businesses Photo: Trelleborg
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    Serious about sustainability

    2021-06-29T13:09:00Z

    With increasing stakeholder expectations and regulations, the maritime industry finds itself at a pivotal point in the debate around sustainability, writes Richard Hepworth, president,Trelleborg Marine and Infrastructure

  • Ports need to embrace a new energy roadmap going forward, Mr Yergin said
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    A new energy roadmap

    2021-06-23T15:11:00Z

    Talk of energy transition needs to move on from what needs to be done to when it can be done.

  • The report the top players in the smart ports market, including the Port of Rotterdam Photo: Port of Rotterdam
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    Smart tech explosion

    2021-06-08T10:12:00Z

    The smart ports market will be worth billions in just five years fuelled by the need to get greener.

  • Isabelle Ryckbost, secretary general, ESPO
    News

    Onshore power supply where it makes sense

    2021-05-11T12:31:00Z

    In the 2019 European Parliament, Vice President Timmermans clearly voiced his intention to tackle shipping emissions at berth in ports, writes Isabelle Ryckbost, secretary general, ESPO

  • For ESPO an ambitious OPS deployment plan must be accompanied by ambitious funding Photo: Hamburg Port Authority
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    Overcoming onshore power issues

    2021-03-31T12:25:00Z

    Europe’s ports want to install more onshore power, but they’re often prevented from doing so because of costs or logistical issues.

  • Faster, greener container rail services are being more cost efficient says Samskip Photo: Samskip
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    Green rail vs the all-water alternative

    2021-03-17T17:00:00Z

    Container rail between China and Europe is now more cost-efficient than the all-water alternative.

  • Being more resilient will bring a raft of benefits to ports Photo: Claudia Peters/Pixabay
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    Resilience is key to decarbonise ports

    2021-03-16T09:15:00Z

    Embracing resilience to advance decarbonisation and address operational threats will be key to a port’s success going forward.

  • Antwerp says that rail transport can contribute significantly to solving the challenges in supply chains Photo: Port of Antwerp
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    Antwerp backs rail in post-Covid era

    2021-02-24T12:51:00Z

    The Port of Antwerp says that the post-Covid era offers the perfect opportunity to invest in rail because of its sustainability, reliability and predictability.

  • Isabelle Ryckbost
    News

    Zero-emission hubs

    2021-02-16T12:47:00Z

    Isabelle Ryckbost, secretary general, ESPO, shares her view on how ports can become zero emission hubs into the future.

  • Isabelle Ryckbost: “We now look forward to further discussing with the Commission what is really needed to assist and enable ports in Europe to play their role as engines of growth and recovery as best as they can" Photo: ESPO
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    EU Mobility Strategy must include seaports, says ESPO

    2020-12-23T10:00:00Z

    ESPO has welcomed the new EU Mobility Strategy as paving the way for Green Deal implementation but warned it lacks vision on how to use ports as engines of growth and recovery.

  • Andy Barrons: “Automation will play a pivotal role as terminals continue working towards more efficient and resourceful operations" Photo: Cargotec
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    Operators ‘eager’ to automate terminal operations

    2020-12-22T10:00:00Z

    A new report reveals an eagerness to automate terminal operations and benefit from increased efficiency and lower costs.

  • Happy holidays from GreenPort! Image: Satheesh Sankaran/Pixabay
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    Seasonal greetings from GreenPort

    2020-12-15T12:52:00Z

    GreenPort wishes all our readers, contributors and supporters happy and safe holidays and a peaceful and prosperous new year.

  • Phoebe Warneford-Thomson said ports will see costs soar from 2022 if Government does not change this policy Photo: BPA
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    Red Diesel tax changes will “hammer” ports

    2020-10-05T14:53:00Z

    Red Diesel tax changes will hammer the ports industry with no likely impact on emissions, says the British Ports Association (BPA).

  • Ecowave at the Port of Gibraltar
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    Laying the groundwork for post-pandemic port business

    2020-09-16T12:33:00Z

    Anne-Marie Causer talks to Patrick Verhoeven, managing director, International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) to find out where business is headed post-pandemic

  • Digitalisation at ports has accelerated in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic Photo: Port of Barcelona
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    From Green Deal to green recovery?

    2020-07-10T09:57:00Z

    In the last edition of the Greenport magazine I shared ESPO’s view on the Green Deal with you, but then just when these unprecedented EU ambitions to fight climate change were put forward, Covid-19 happened, writes Isabelle Ryckbost, secretary general, ESPO

  • ESPO is supportive of a policy framework that encourages investments in shore power Photo: Cavotec
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    The best green deal for ports?

    2020-05-05T11:01:00Z

    The “Green Deal” will be one, if not the biggest priority of the European Commission under President Von der Leyen and here I’ll discuss why, writes Isabelle Ryckbost

  • Isabelle Ryckbost
    News

    Strive for more at home to lead in the world

    2019-12-05T10:24:00Z

    ESPO Secretary General Isabelle Ryckbost shares an important new European Commission document and see what is in for ports.