Sector News - Europe – Page 22

  • Big plans for Valencia’s expansion

    Valencia expansion plans


    The Port Authority of Valencia Is planning a major investment to expand its port facilities to better accommodate LNG at its three harbours in Valencia, Sagunto and Gandia.

  • GreenPort Cruise and GreenPort Congress is taking place from 10-13 October

    Congress call for papers


    GreenPort Cruise and Conference and GreenPort Congress are inviting papers entitled ‘Creating partnerships for sustainable development’.

  • Growing number of vessels receive environmental discount at Gothenburg

    Green discounts up at Gothenburg


    There was an 83% increase on ships at the Port of Gothenburg which received environmental discounts on port charges last year.

  • Joined-up thinking: OECD says that Sweden needs an integrated ports policy to keep Gothenburg competitive Photo: Port of Gothenburg

    Need for a Swedish integrated port policy


    A study on the impact of mega-ships on Gothenburg by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says that an integrated ports policy is needed in Sweden to ensure Gothenburg stays competitive.

  • In 2017, the LNG hopper barge 'greenports' 1 will join the Bremenports fleet

    Eco-friendly port operations


    Last year was a busy one for Bremenports with one of its core tasks being to identify solutions which lead to sustainable operations, including the use of LNG.

  • Intermodal vision: What the terminal should look like when it is completed in 2019-2020

    Intermodal partnership at Gothenburg


    Sandahlsbolagen Sweden AB has signed a five-year agreement with Gothenburg Port Authority to operate the new intermodal terminal at the port due to commence operations in December 2017.

  • Samskip and Rail Cargo Group combine multimodal networks

    New rail connection between Romania and Sweden


    Samskip and the Rail Cargo Group are set to launch a rail connection between Curtici, Romania and major logistics centres in Sweden.

  • Logistics is a priority for the Port of Rotterdam

    Partners in the logistics chain


    The Port of Rotterdam is one of the partners involved in a major new €2.2 million logistics project focusing on blockchain technology to improve the efficiency of the transport sector.

  • News

    Bulk terminals hit by power plant closures


    Recent closures of a number of coal-fired power stations are causing uncertain futures for some of the UK’s bulk terminals.

  • Bremenports was awarded the ESPO Award 2016 at a ceremony in Brussels

    Bremenports wins ESPO award


    Bremenports GmbH & Co. has been awarded the 2016 ESPO Award for its strategies in safeguarding and upgrading the nature and ecosystem in the port area.

  • Freeport of Riga Authority nominated for ESPO award

    Sustainable development at Riga


    The Freeport of Riga Authority (FRA) is aiming to develop more sustainable preconditions for surrounding urban space.

  • Barcelona’s main lines of action include using LNG as an alternative fuel

    Barcelona air quality improvement plan


    The Port of Barcelona has presented its Air Quality Improvement Plan which aims to help effectively reduce emissions from port activities.

  • The Luneplate project consists of four different main areas

    A commitment to biodiversity


    Bremenports GmbH & Co. KG has been raising awareness of environmental aspects and social needs to ensure a valuable green port infrastructure.

  • GFS 2016 will focus on LNG and other low-flashpoint fuels in the commercial shipping sector

    Low-flashpoint fuels focus at GFS 2016


    The seventh Motorship Gas Fuelled Ships Conference will focus on the innovation and investment driving the uptake of LNG and other low-flashpoint fuels in the commercial shipping sector.

  • Inna Braverman: "Wave power is not as dependent on the weather as wind or solar power, tidal power is continuous and therefore more reliable"

    GreenPort Congress: The gap between policy and practice


    The second day of the GreenPort Congress served to highlight that there is a still a major gap between green policy and practice which needs to be addressed.

  • The next MEPC gathering will take place from 24-28 October

    ESPO: Time for IMO to deliver


    ESPO believes that the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee’s (MEPC) next gathering will be an important milestone.

  • Congress Dinner 2016

    Congress videos


    Watch footage live from Greenport Congress in Venice, including the thoughts of president of Venice Port Authority, the secretary general of ESPO and the ministry of Environment, Land and Sea.

  • Isabelle Ryckbost, ESPO, said that climate change should be at the forefront of the agenda of ports

    GreenPort Congress: Green strategy matters


    One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to green business strategy, that was the overarching theme of the first day of this year’s GreenPort Congress hosted by the Venice Port Authority.

  • News

    Port of Venice for #myportforTurku


    This spring, the European Commission Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, DG MARE, launched a photo competition where European citizens were invited to share photos of their favourite ports on social media.

  • Salt Fleet Flats Reserve, DP World London Gateway Port Photo: Tim Mitchell

    London Gateway creates new wildlife habitat


    DP World London Gateway has completed its creation of a new important intertidal habitat which will provide feeding ground for wading birds and fish.