Insight & Opinion – Page 2

  • 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.

  • Isabelle Ryckbost
    News

    Ports drive green policies in Europe

    2019-08-16T11:38:00Z

    European ports are a strategic partner in achieving Europe’s climate and environmental goals, says ESPO Secretary General Isabelle Ryckbost.

  • ship
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    Should the user/polluter pay?

    2019-05-22T16:54:00Z

    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. ESPO''s Isabelle Ryckbost considers its implications

  • Jonathan Simm
    News

    Moving towards greener resilience

    2019-04-09T15:05:00Z

    Jonathan Simm of HR Wallingford explains how nature-based solutions can help us to see the big picture when building in system resilience

  • Isabelle Ryckbost
    News

    It’s the citizen, stupid! The rise of people power

    2019-03-08T12:57:00Z

    Stronger, better informed and more agile than ever before, the 2018 citizen is the new influencer in ports, says ESPO Secretary-General Isabelle Ryckbost

  • Port of Newcastle
    News

    Coal-reliant ports in for a struggle

    2018-09-11T14:21:00Z

    Ports reliant on coal shipments will face price declines, greater competition and restructuring as fossil fuel demand declines, warns a new report.

  • Shipping has been told it will have to reduce its CO2 emissions by at least 50% by 2050 Photo: IMO/flickr/CC BY 2.0
    News

    More efficiency, less emissions?

    2018-09-11T11:01:00Z

    Shipping will have to reduce its CO2 emissions by at least 50% by 2050. The IMO agreement agreed in April of this year has been considered by many policy makers and many stakeholders, including the ports, as a real milestone, writes Isabelle Ryckbost, secretary general, ESPO.

  • Hydrogen as an energy integrator
    News

    More incentives needed to make green switch

    2018-06-22T14:26:00Z

    Green technologies need the right incentives in place to be adopted on a wider scale making the case easier for operators to switch.

  • Niklas Thulin
    News

    Ports must plan for electric charging

    2018-06-21T16:50:00Z

    Electric powertrains will solve global CO2 emissions challenges but terminals need to account for charging requirements, according to an electromobility expert.

  • Gustavo Miller
    News

    Shore power challenge remains implementation

    2018-06-20T12:12:00Z

    The implementation of shore power is one of the main challenges for ports tackling emissions at berth and in surrounding anchorages.

  • The European Commission is currently preparing for the financing of the TEN-T network for the period 2021-2027 with decarbonisation set to be one of its pillars
    News

    ESPO applauds EU role in achieving the IMO CO2 reduction target

    2018-04-25T12:10:00Z

    ESPO has welcomed the agreement reached at global level within the IMO to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 50% by 2050, compared to 2008 levels.

  • To enhance recycling of plastics ESPO says we should aim at limiting the scope of the definition of international catering waste
    News

    Regulating ships’ waste

    2018-04-18T08:57:00Z

    A new port facilities directive should lead to more efficient but responsible management of waste from ships, writes Isabelle Ryckbost, secretary general, ESPO.

  • John McLaurine: “With the world’s most-stringent environmental regulations, California state, regional, and local agencies are proposing new, overlapping regulations that will drive trade and jobs away from California"
    News

    Emissions regs may lose Californian ports business

    2018-03-06T09:06:00Z

    The development of environmental regulations needs to be balanced with accommodating trade and jobs otherwise business could be lost, the president of Pacific Merchant Shipping Association has warned.

  • ESPO's latest Top 10 shows that air quality has been at the top of the list since 2013
    News

    Environmental priorities of European ports

    2018-02-20T11:11:00Z

    Since 1996, the European port sector has been monitoring, through the EcoPorts network, the main environmental concerns of port authorities in Europe, writes Isabelle Ryckbost, secretary general, ESPO.

  • Envirosuite supports ports to implement technologies for pro-active management and rapid response to environmental issues
    News

    Envirosuite calls for sustainability collaboration

    2018-02-15T08:00:00Z

    Urban European ports and businesses that surround them are managing a difficult task striving to improve operational efficiencies and minimise environmental impact to growing communities surrounding them.

  • Only 15% of coal which enters Rotterdam is destined to the Netherlands and 85% is forwarded on to Germany Photo: Luke Price/Flickr
    News

    Phasing out coal

    2018-02-14T15:25:00Z

    As 2017 comes to a close, the world has never been so ambitious to phase-out coal, writes Chloe Farand.

  • Mark Simmonds: “Government must be prepared to work with ports and other industries to understand concerns when they arise"
    News

    Factoring in UK ports more in environmental plans

    2018-02-07T17:03:00Z

    The British Ports Association (BPA) has welcomed the British Government’s 25 Year Plan for the Environment but cautions that efforts must be redoubled to ensure that unreasonable costs are not added to plans for sustainable development.

  • Season's Greetings from GreenPort
    News

    Season’s Greetings from GreenPort

    2017-12-18T10:58:00Z

    GreenPort would like to wish all of our supporters and readers season’s greetings and send our very best wishes for a happy and successful 2018.

  • If we continue with our plastic waste habits, by 2050, the oceans will contain more plastic than fish
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    One bridge too far

    2017-08-30T12:15:00Z

    It''s often said European port authorities assume both public and economic responsibilities and our latest fact-finding survey showed that 90% of European ports are situated in or close to urban agglomerations, writes Isabelle Ryckbost, secretary general, ESPO.

  • Isabelle Ryckbost
    News

    A window of opportunities

    2017-07-06T17:15:00Z

    I believe that when it comes to increasing efficiency both in terms of energy and operations, do more with less, is one important path to follow. And this certainly counts for the operational side of the maritime transport sector, writes Isabelle Ryckbost, secretary general, ESPO.