Insight & Opinion – Page 2

  • 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

    EU Mobility Strategy must include seaports, says ESPO


    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

    Operators ‘eager’ to automate terminal operations


    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

    Seasonal greetings from GreenPort


    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

    Red Diesel tax changes will “hammer” ports


    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

    Laying the groundwork for post-pandemic port business


    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

    From Green Deal to green recovery?


    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

    The best green deal for ports?


    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

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    Strive for more at home to lead in the world


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

  • Isabelle Ryckbost

    Ports drive green policies in Europe


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

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    Should the user/polluter pay?


    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

    Moving towards greener resilience


    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

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


    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

    Coal-reliant ports in for a struggle


    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

    More efficiency, less emissions?


    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

    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.

  • Niklas Thulin

    Ports must plan for electric charging


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

  • Gustavo Miller

    Shore power challenge remains implementation


    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

    ESPO applauds EU role in achieving the IMO CO2 reduction target


    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

    Regulating ships’ waste


    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"

    Emissions regs may lose Californian ports business


    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.