Insight & Opinion – Page 3

  • 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
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    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.

  • Lars Meurling
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    Yard crane survey insight

    2017-04-05T10:57:00Z

    The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) recently made its fifth annual yard crane survey publically available. In this issue’s PEMA column, Lars Meurling, chair of PEMA’s Safety & Environmental Committee, provides an overview of the report and its findings.

  • Isabelle Ryckbost
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    The sustainable agenda of European cruise ports

    2017-03-29T13:27:00Z

    At the end of February, Brussels was the place to be for the European maritime sector. The maritime beau monde gathered in Europe’s capital for the second edition of the European Shipping Week, writes Isabelle Ryckbost, secretary general, ESPO.

  • News

    Out with the old and in with the new

    2017-01-30T09:25:00Z

    A very happy belated new year to you, we’d like to wish all of our supporters and readers a very prosperous 2017.

  • Isabelle Ryckbost
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    Ecoports: The EU port's environmental initiative turns 20

    2017-01-25T16:48:00Z

    2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the Ecoports network. What started in 1997 as a separate initiative of a number of ports proactive in the field of environment evolved over the years towards a solid network of around 100 European ports within ESPO, writes Isabelle Ryckbost, Secretary General of the ...

  • Jussi Korpela
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    PEMA proposes environment initiative for container handling equipment

    2017-01-19T11:09:00Z

    Responding to growing awareness of environmental issues in the container handling segment, the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) has presented proposals for an initiative to evaluate the environmental impact of container handling equipment, says Jussi Korpela and Frank Kho of PEMA’s Safety & Environmental Committee.

  • Happy new year from everyone here at GreenPort
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    Wishing you a prosperous 2017

    2016-12-19T10:27:00Z

    GreenPort would like to wish all of our readers season''s greetings and a very healthy and prosperous 2017.

  • News

    Climate change given the cold shoulder

    2016-12-01T12:32:00Z

    There was mixed emotions from the UK renewables and transport sectors to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and the distinct lack of emphasis on climate change.

  • GreenPort Cruise and Congress, Venice, 11 to 14 October 2016
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    Live Blog: GreenPort Congress Day 2

    2016-10-13T06:23:00Z

    Don’t miss the live blog from day two of the GreenPort Congress which kicks off today in Venice.

  • GreenPort Cruise and Congress, Venice, 11 to 14 October 2016
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    Live Blog: GreenPort Congress Day 1

    2016-10-12T05:24:00Z

    Don’t miss the live blog from day one of the GreenPort Congress which kicks off today in Venice.

  • GreenPort Cruise and Congress, Venice, 11 to 14 October 2016
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    Live Blog: GreenPort Cruise

    2016-10-11T00:57:00Z

    Don’t miss the live blog from the GreenPort Cruise and Congress conference which kicks off today in Venice. Today''s blog will come live from the Greenport Cruise conference.

  • GreenPort Cruise and Congress, Venice, 11 to 14 October 2016
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    GreenPort LIVE: Cruise and Congress 2016

    2016-09-20T15:06:00Z

    Welcome to the live blog from GreenPort Cruise and Congress 2016, offering up-to-the-minute coverage from this year''s event, held from 11 to 14 October in Venice.

  • GreenPort Cruise and Congress, Venice, 11 to 14 October 2016
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    Live Blog: GreenPort Cruise and Congress 2016

    2016-09-20T14:57:00Z

    Don’t miss the live blog from the GreenPort Cruise and Congress conference which will take place in Venice from 11 to 14 October 2016.

  • Isabelle Ryckbost
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    The climate is changing, but are ports?

    2016-09-20T10:22:00Z

    Energy consumption has become second in the ESPO top 10 ranking of environmental priorities of European ports published this spring and they”re realising that more than ever, tackling climate change is also their concern, writes Isabelle Ryckbost, secretary general, European Sea Ports Organization (ESPO).

  • Lars Meurling
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    PEMA highlights shore connection technologies

    2016-09-19T17:19:00Z

    The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association, (PEMA) – the global forum for port equipment sector – recently published an information paper on regulatory developments and best practice associated with shore power technologies for ships, reflecting the growing use of shore power in ports amid stricter regulatory requirements on emissions, writes Lars ...

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    Would an EU Brexit be bad for the environment?

    2016-05-12T12:56:00Z

    An IEMA survey of environment and sustainability professionals shows that the majority of participants believe the UK has benefited from EU environment and climate policy.

  • Loréne Grandidier
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    An increasingly influencial voice

    2015-11-24T12:22:00Z

    With its membership now at nearly 90-strong, the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association, (PEMA), is an increasingly important forum and public voice for the global ports and terminals sectors, says Lars Meurling, PEMA’s Safety & Environment Committee Chair and Vice Chair, Loréne Grandidier.

  • Unsurprisingly pioneering ports have focused on reducing pollutants and improving the local air quality
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    Incentivising cleaner shipping

    2015-08-04T15:03:00Z

    Ports are ideally placed to advance cleaner, more profitable shipping, writes Victoria Stulgis, Senior Associate Shipping, Carbon War Room.

  • Hamburg experienced around 24% more calls by containerships with slot capacities of over 10,000 teu in 2014 than in the previous year
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    Hamburg calls for infrastructure action

    2015-02-16T15:49:00Z

    The Port of Hamburg says that a 50% rise in seaport-hinterland traffic will shape the growth in freight traffic for Germany, but it warns that the country’s ports must rate top priority in the new Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan in order to keep up with it.