All articles by Isabelle Ryckbost

  • Shipping in Shanghai
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    Unifying the way we all count emissions

    2023-12-13T16:41:00Z

    Europe is looking to unify the way that freight and passenger transport and hubs count emissions

  • Wind turbine from a Wind4Wallonia windfarm
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    Ports in the race to net-zero

    2023-05-03T13:49:00Z

    Europe has been focusing on its Green Deal ambition to make the EU the first net zero continent

  • Isabelle Ryckbost, secretary general, ESPO
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    Setting course for a new year

    2023-01-19T10:35:00Z

    How do you start a new year with new intentions, ambitions and strategies in a world full of uncertainties?

  • The REPower EU plan aims at enhancing Europe’s energy independence
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    Never waste a good crisis

    2022-12-07T15:08:00Z

    Since the beginning of 2020 we are experiencing world crises most of us would have considered before as unrealistic and never to happen again.

  • The Fit for 55 proposal extends the EU Emission Trading System (EU ETS) to voyages involving European ports
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    Emission trading system - will it be effective?

    2022-06-15T11:54:00Z

    As part of the Fit for 55-package published in July last year, the Commission issued a proposal to include emissions from maritime in the EU Emission Trading System (EU ETS).

  • Isabelle Ryckbost, secretary general, ESPO
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    Towards a sustainable TEN-T policy

    2022-02-07T12:29:00Z

    The European Commission has put another ambitious package on the table while we are still in the process of assessing the full implications of Fit-for-55, says Isabelle Ryckbost, secretary general, ESPO.

  • 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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    Creating green energy hubs

    2021-10-05T13:21:00Z

    The EU Commission has published a whole series of proposals for Europe to reach a 55% emission reduction by 2030.

  • Isabelle Ryckbost
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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.

  • Isabelle Ryckbost
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    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.

  • Stylised digital graphic showing data overlaid on a port
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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.

  • Port of Rotterdam
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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.

  • IMO
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    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.

  • Port waste bins
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    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.

  • ESPO's Top 10 Priorities. 1: Air quality; 2: Energy consumption; 3: Noise; 4:Water quality; 5: Dredging operations; 6: Garbage/Port waste; 7: Port development (land related); 8: Relatinship with local community; 9: Ship waste; 10: Climate change
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    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.

  • Plastic waste on a beach
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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.

  • Isabelle Ryckbost
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    A window of opportunities

    2017-07-12T11:50:00Z

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    2016-09-21T13:48:00Z

    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.