Sector News - Europe – Page 23

  • Valencia’s emissions down 17.31% in six years

    Valencia reduces its carbon footprint


    The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) has reduced its carbon footprint at the Port of Valencia by over 17% since 2008.

  • Construction of new quays at Port of Ghent underway

    Sustainable development at Ghent


    Ghent Port Company has started construction on a new 220m long quay wall at the Port of Qhent which will accommodate more sustainable seagoing ships and inland vessels.

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    Cavotec powers ship of the year


    A carbon fibre passenger ferry, powered by Cavotec, was named Ship of the Year at SMM.

  • HPA and DNV GL sign letter of intent at SMM in Hamburg

    DNV and HPA sign letter of intent


    The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) and DNV GL have signed a letter of intent for the implementation of green technologies on Hamburg’s fleet of vessels.

  • Greenport Cruise and Congress will take place in Venice from 11 to 14 October 2016

    Don’t miss GreenPort Cruise and Congress 2016


    With just over a month to go, it’s time to book your place at this year’s GreenPort Cruise and Congress taking place from 11 to 14 October, if you haven’t done so already.

  • News

    IWSA at SMM


    The International Windship Association (IWSA) will host its annual Wind Propulsion Innovation Forum at SMM in Hamburg this year.

  • The Port of Ayr saw its busiest day in 25 years on 18 August 2016. Photo: Eddie Allison, Advanced Aerial Media

    Ayr cashes in on renewables


    The British Port of Ayr has seen one of its busiest weeks since 1991 with 10 vessels calling at the port, four of which being for renewable energy projects.

  • Dover has worked hard to reduce its carbon emissions Photo: Port of Dover

    Carbon award for Dover


    The UK''s Dover Harbour Board has achieved the Carbon Trust Standard award for the fourth time after accomplishing an impressive 17.2% reduction in the Port of Dover carbon footprint.

  • News

    Dredging focus at Hamburg


    Hamburg Port Authority HPA has taken delivery of a new €7.5 million floating dredger in a bid to tackle silt build-up.

  • The 8th ESPO Award will be officially handed out on 9 November 2016 in Brussels

    ESPO award shortlist


    The shortlist for the 8th ESPO Award on Societal Integration of Ports has been announced, this year’s theme is ‘nature in ports''.

  • GreenPort Congress takes place from 11 to 14 October 2016

    Tackling global climate change


    The eleventh GreenPort Cruise and Congress is being hosted by Venice Port Authority in October, and this year the main focus will be helping ports to tackle the issue of global climate change, writes Anne-Marie Causer.

  • The current 2.3 MW Wind Turbine at the Port of Newport

    Leaders in UK renewable energy


    Cutting carbon emissions and generating renewable energy are at the forefront of Associated British Ports’ (ABP) recent engineering projects, writes Alice Mason, GreenPort news reporter.

  • The Port of Garston is benefitting from further investment with the completion of a new bulk storage warehouse

    Investing in bulk handling


    Associated British Ports (ABP) is in the midst of a £1bn investment programme across all of its 21 ports, writes Ann-Maree Andritsakis, communications Coordinator, ABP.

  • News

    Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards winners announced


    The winners of the third annual Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards were announced on 23 June at a ceremony hosted at Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

  • Environmental experts have warned MPs and peers of the dangers posed by marine litter

    PLA backs Cleaner Thames campaign


    The Port of London Authority (PLA) is backing a campaign to rid the Thames of marine litter as environmental experts warn MPs and peers of increasing danger to marine life.

  • Drax trains at Liverpool biomass terminal

    Shifting freight sustainably


    The Port of Liverpool has its focus firmly on sustainable freight transfer. To date its completed 400 rail transfers to Drax power station in North Yorkshire.

  • Fleet managers' brand loyalty means trucks are big polluters

    ‘Stagnant’ truck fuel economy threatens green targets


    Just 3% of fleet managers in Europe’s two biggest truck markets, France and Germany, have ever changed brands to get better fuel efficiency – and in Europe’s ‘big five’ markets only 13% have ever done so, according to a GiPA survey of small and medium enterprises.

  • Port and terminals were urged to embrace big data at this year's ESPO conference

    Big data is the buzzphrase


    Big data and joined-up thinking – those were the buzzphrases at the 2016 ESPO conference, hosted by the Port of Dublin, in Ireland.

  • Iceland hopes to build a new sustainable port at Finna Fjord on the Arctic Ocean

    Renewable energy at forefront of new Iceland port


    The Icelandic government is forging ahead with its plans to build a new, wholly sustainable, port on the Arctic Ocean and is seeking support from German port management company, bremenports, for the project.

  • The Port of Rotterdam - now better connected to France thanks to regular rail and inland shipping links

    France and the Netherlands connect


    The Port of Rotterdam is better connected to northern France thanks to a new inland shipping schedule and rail link.