Sector News - Europe – Page 16

  • The Port of Grimsby has been identified as the ideal location for a new O&M base Photo: ABP

    ABP signs development MoU with energy giant


    The UK Port of Grimsby is living up to its reputation as a centre of excellence for offshore wind with the signing of an agreement to develop a base location for Innogy’s latest offshore wind project.

  • This first joint initiative between the two parties will cater for around 20% of Maersk global demand for sulphur compliant fuel Photo: Maersk

    Low sulphur fuel storage for Rotterdam


    A.P. Moller Maersk and Royal Vopak have signed an agreement to create a 0.5% sulphur bunkering facility at the port to aid future compliance.

  • A tri-party MoU was signed by all parties during a ‘kick off’ workshop at ABP’s Port of Southampton Photo: ABP

    ABP partners up with Rolls-Royce and Svitzer


    Associated British Ports says it has partnered up with Rolls-Royce and Svitzer to develop the next generation of sustainable port technologies.

  • News

    IMO steps up to the plate


    The IMO has long been seen as a bastion for corporate lobbying and economic interests to thrive. But this year it has also proved it is able to adapt and change in order to to tackle climate change, writes Chloé Farand

  • Multimodal/Coastlink Panel Workshop

    Mercator Media acquires Coastlink Network


    Mercator Media Limited has acquired the Coastlink Network Limited, a neutral pan-European network dedicated to the promotion of short sea and feeder container shipping and how it forms part of a competitive supply chain.

  • From 2019, the aim is to supply both Color line vessels with 100% green onshore power whilst stationary in berth Photo: Port of Kiel

    Kiel invests in greener cargo handling


    Germany’s Port of Kiel is investing in greener cargo handling equipment, environmental technology and initiating a modal shift from road to rail.

  • The port authority has created a new colony of honey bees on the Maasvlakte Photo: Willem van Kasteren (HbR)/Port of Rotterdam

    Rotterdam works to conserve honey bees


    Rotterdam is taking its preservation role seriously by helping conserve the Dutch honey bee and creating a new colony at the port.

  • Port of Rotterdam

    Rotterdam oil spill forces partial closure


    A major clean-up operation is taking place at the Port of Rotterdam after a tanker spilt around 200t of oil contaminating over 50 inland vessels and closing the port’s 3rd Petroleumhaven and Geulhaven to traffic.

  • In a port or terminal, the main channel directly linked to open sea is most at risk as it is directly affected by tides and adverse weather

    Assessing climate risk at ports


    First, the bad news, assessing risk within ports and terminals is extremely challenging thanks to multiple factors in play. It’s not just the possibility of accidental pollution but the added risk from natural disasters such as flooding and storms By Weynand Haitjema, Pinkerton regionional managing director, EMEA

  • Ports in the US and in Europe are already piloting emission free electric trucks

    Germany to dish out electric truck subsidies


    Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport (BMVI) has launched a subsidy policy for environmentally friendly trucks which will be open for applications from July.

  • Rotterdam is investing €450m in upgrading infrastructure this year alone and much of this is in new technologies and IoT to help increase efficiency and clean up emissions

    ESPO focuses on environmental infrastructure


    Some of the main topics for discussion at this year’s ESPO conference were energy, climate change and the environment with a particular focus on putting in place necessary infrastructure going forward.

  • Port of Borg Havn IKS

    Borg Havn automation targets sustainability


    Kalmar will carry out the automation retrofit of two Kalmar rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) for the Port of Borg Havn IKS to improve productivity, efficiency and sustainability.

  • Peel Ports has been been working on maximising the shipping leg and minimising road and rail legs

    British ports warned about clean air act


    The UK government has made clear that there will be a new clean air act coming into force that all areas of transport will have to adhere to.

  • Stena Oil is to build Scandinavia's largest bunkering terminal on 38,000 square metre site at the Port of Frederikshavn

    Frederikshavn fuel terminal to be designed to meet sulphur directive


    Stena Oil has signed an agreement to create a new marine fuel terminal in the Port of Frederikshavn which will be fully adapted for the new Sulphur Directive 2020.

  • Port of Dundee

    Dundee heavy-lift crane opens up the market for offshore wind


    The Port of Dundee is installing a crane as part of a GB£10m investment to equip the quayside to take advantage of future decommissioning and offshore wind work.

  • The new service should reduce the need for HGVs to travel thousands of miles on British roads each week

    Peel Ports signs up to the sustainable benefits of rail


    Peel Ports has partnered with the UK’s largest rail freight company to provide the first rail service for containers via the Port of Liverpool.

  • The port authority said that emissions need to fall by 95% by 2050 to ensure adherence with the Paris Climate Agreement Photo: Port of Rotterdam

    Rotterdam to target CO2 emissions


    Rotterdam’s marine transport contributes 21.5m tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions each year, that’s according to figures presented at the Port of Rotterdam Authority’s Energy in Transition Summit 2018.

  • Air monitors have been installed throughout the Port of Southampton and collecting data has become a key role Photo: ABP

    Being held to account for air pollution


    Air pollution has become a hot topic and a major public health concern with shipping increasingly at the heart of the debate, writes Chloé Farand.

  • Signing to make onshore power for seagoing vessels a reality at the Port of Antwerp. Image credit: Antwerp Port Authority

    Antwerp opens the door to onshore power


    Antwerp Port Authority has signed an agreement with Siemens, ASEA Brown Boveri, Schneider Electric, Actemium and Techelec to provide for onshore power for seagoing vessels in the Port of Antwerp.

  • SPR and ABP, which owns the port in eastern England, have awarded contracts worth around £10m for development at the facility to support the East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm

    Lowestoft to benefit from offshore wind power


    The UK’s Port of Lowestoft is set to become home to a £2.5bn offshore windfarm.