Insight & Opinion – Page 4

  • Lars Meurling

    PEMA highlights shore connection technologies


    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 ...

  • News

    Would an EU Brexit be bad for the environment?


    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

    An increasingly influencial voice


    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

    Incentivising cleaner shipping


    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

    Hamburg calls for infrastructure action


    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.

  • Chris Welsh: “The drive is led by customers who are calling for greater transparency in carbon emissions data to benchmark the energy efficiency of carriers so that they can take appropriate interventions”

    Getting better with transparency


    The secretary of the Global Shippers Forum (GSF) has outlined the need for transparency of carbon emissions so that shippers can identify and act on their own carbon footprints.

  • The most effective method for measuring emissions is in-situ monitoring using a continuous emissions monitoring system (CEMS)

    ECA compliance through continuous emission monitoring


    In just a matter of months, shipowners operating in emissions control areas (ECAs) will have only three choices to comply with mandatory 0.1% sulphur levels; burn marine distillates, switch to liquefied natural gas; or install abatement technology such as scrubbers, says Chris Daw, Managing Director, Procal, part of Parker Group.

  • “Encouraging only the cleanest and most efficient vessels into ports reduces the port’s own pollution levels over time, and demonstrates to local stakeholders that the port is being proactive in taking steps to increase its sustainability,” Carb...

    Incentivising efficient vessels in ports


    Rewarding efforts that stretch beyond ‘environmental compliance’ is by no means a new concept for ports, and this is becoming increasingly popular as the industry looks to commercialise emissions reduction and tangibly demonstrate the link between sustainability and operational efficiency, says Peter Boyd, COO, Carbon War Room.

  • LNG: costs are still rising, according to Drewry

    Drewry warning over rising LNG costs


    Drewry, specialist advisory organisation for the maritime sector, has warned that although LNG freight rates strengthened in December, the agony of the second half of 2012 with regards to the rising cost of LNG is set to continue.

  • "Although road and railway connections get congested, there is still a lot of transport capacity on the European seas and inland waterways" said Mr van Dalen

    Maritime, Intermodal Transport: the future of Europeam Transport


    IN THE LAST FEW years intermodal transport has become the cornerstone of the European transport policy.

  • “Ports need to be looking at developing logistics chains and networks that support inter-modality to stay ahead of the game,” explains Isobel Roberts

    Practical questions, practical answers


    Squeezed between sustainability and budget issues, environmental managers need all the help they can get, something that two coming events aim to provide

  • The ports of Los Angeles & Long beach have acted as "game changers"

    Under pressure


    Ports are under increasing pressure to be green, but what are the real drivers – Cost? Image? Technology? Regulation? Felicity Landon reports.

  • Stevie Knight - GreenPort editor

    First words....


    Welcome to the re-launched GreenPort magazine, and congratulations... because picking up a magazine that aims to tackle both environmental issues and business is, after all, an act of faith that there''s more than tension between the two subjects.

  • Henrik Kristensen: “Environmental protecting the brand and making you an attractive employer”

    The ‘good lessons’


    APM Terminals, which is focusing strongly on emerging markets, says it is taking the “good lessons” it has learned from its environmental programme to concessions in China, India and Brazil.

  • UK ports are showing resilience, but it’s a difficult environment

    Opportunities in a climate of uncertainty


    The UK ports industry is weathering the recession, showing a measure of its resilience. This is likely to remain a necessary quality as business continues in an environment of political and economic uncertainty, writes Kate Royston.

  • The different stages of wind farm development require distinct port capabilities and supporting services.

    Gateways for renewables


    Supporting the offshore renewables industry presents both short and long term opportunities for UK ports. Wave and tidal power is still in its infancy whilst offshore wind farm development is moving forward apace.

  • Opinion



    Read the latest informed opinions that will help you gain insight into an expanding sector

  • The UK’s CRC scheme originally had more carrot to it, but now there’s more stick

    Now it really matters


    Long before the UK’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) became a reality, some companies were advising clients on the need to cut the over-use of resources.

  • Even port developments in developing countries are affected by environmental assessment requirements as they are often funded by international funding agencies as a condition for the award of any grant or loan

    Not in my back yard!


    The relationship between ports that need to develop and their surrounding social and ecological environments is very often a matter for heated debate with the NIMBY factor usually to the fore.

  • Belfast

    Carbon control


    Brian Gordon, of Holman Fenwick Willan, asks whether carbon funding can open the door for port emissions reduction projects