Sector News - Europe – Page 26

  • "Effective policies" are needed to make the most of short sea shipping. Photo: tdlucas5000

    EU short sea shipping plea


    A number of European organisations are calling on the European Commission and Member States to ensure they exploit the full potential of short sea shipping as laid out in the Athens Declaration.

  • The official opening celebration was attended by The Netherlands’ Monarch King Willem-Alexander

    Maasvlakte II officially opens


    APM Terminals Maasvlakte II Rotterdam facility has officially opened promising to set new standards in safety, automation and zero emissions.

  • Greater efficiency: The new lift trucks have a lifting speed almost 30% higher than their predecessors, but they consume less fuel

    Terex introduces new ‘Stackace’ range


    Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has unveiled four new-generation lift trucks, the Terex® Stackace™ E 5-8, E 6-8, E 6-9 and E 7-9, said to be more cost-effective, serviceable and ergonomic than their predecessors.

  • Liverpool2 looks set to be Europe’s first semi-automated CRMG container terminal

    Peel Ports calls on industry to ‘act green’


    Peel Ports in the UK has unveiled its ambitious carbon emissions initiative and is calling on the industry to rethink supply chain and service routes to help reduce freight mileage by 200 million miles over the next five years.

  • Impressive Malmö Port in Copenhagen

    GreenPort Congress 2015 Call for Papers


    The Call for Papers for the 10th GreenPort Congress, taking place from 7 to 9 October 2015 in Copenhagen, is now open.

  • For 2015, Van Oord will continue to focus on dredging activities and reducing its environmental footprint. Photo: Van Oord

    Green focus for Van Oord


    Dredging giant Van Oord used 2014 to focus on reducing its environmental footprint and will be using 2015 to invest in improving the sustainability of its fleet.

  • Work on the foundations for the first turbines began at the end of 2014

    Antwerp wind power project


    Antwerp Port Authority has cemented its commitment to environmental stewardship by officially launching its project to build Belgium’s largest onshore windfarm on the bank of the Scheldt.

  • Gibraltar is playing host the bunkering Forum. Photo: Olaf Tausch

    Gibraltar hosts bunkering Forum


    Gibraltar Port Authority is hosting the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) Regional Forum that brings the industry together for a bunkering overview.

  • 'MS Sjövägen' is the result of Ballerina's plan to deliver ‘silent, clean and cost-effective operations’

    New electric ferry unveiled in Sweden


    Swedish ferry operator, Ballerina, is adding its first electrically-powered ferry to its fleet to transport passengers between 10 stops on the waterways of Stockholm.

  • Greenport Congress 2014

    GreenPort Congress & Cruise 2015


    Delegates are invited to attend the tenth Greenport Congress and third Greenport Cruise conference, to be held at Copenhagen Malmö Port from 6 to 9 October 2015.

  • Going multimodal: Le Havre’s Port 2000

    Le Havre aims high for 2020


    HAROPA’s Port 2000 in Le Havre is gearing up to achieve a throughput of 4.8m teu by 2020, an increase of 50%, and it has a clear strategy in place to achieve its target.

  • So far, 43 States have ratified the IMO BWM Convention

    Ballast Water Convention conundrum continues


    As the ratification of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention nears ever closer, the maritime industry is still facing a major problem when it comes to globally accepted ballast water treatment technology, says the World Shipping Council.

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    Freight CO2 emissions set to soar


    CO2 emissions from freight transport will grow by 290% by 2050, replacing passenger traffic as the main source of emissions from surface transport, says the International Transport Forum (ITF).

  • Royal HaskoningDHV has delivered its master plan for the new Port of Venice container terminal

    Achieving optimal efficiency


    Venice’s new offshore terminal masterplan has been hailed an interesting initiative by the International Transport Forum which says it could be replicated across other ports with insufficient water depths.

  • CMP's new terminal will allow vessels to refuel with low-sulphur marine

    Malmö backs low-sulphur diesel use


    Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) will be able to receive ‘green’ vessels that can refuel with low-sulphur marine diesel thanks to a new terminal being built in Malmö.

  • The project prototypes prototypes will be tested at the Port of Valencia and the Port of Livorno

    Terminal efficiency project


    The inaugural meeting of the Smart, Energy Efficient and Adaptive Port Terminals (SEA TERMINALS) has taken place in Valencia with the aim of hastening the transition of the port industry towards more efficient operational models.

  • Amsterdam is demonstrating that for inland barges it pays to be greener

    It pays to be greener


    The Port of Amsterdam will begin to reward Green Award certified barges based on their level of membership which will determine the amount of discount on inland harbour dues in 2015.

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    ICS changes position on BWM Convention


    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has agreed to stop actively discouraging governments that have not already ratified the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM Convention), in the hope that it will trigger its entry into force sooner.

  • HAROPA, the fifth largest port complex in Northern Europe, is a joint venture between the ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris Photo: Wiki/Philippe Amlès

    HAROPA port system praise


    The HAROPA port system has received praise from ESPO for the role it''s playing in making the Seine artery a logistics system that is both competitive and sustainable.

  • Mikael Florén, director of Siwertell Services (centre), accepted the award

    Another industry award for Siwertell


    Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has been awarded the International Bulk Journal (IBJ) ‘Best Ship Loading/Unloading System’ award for the fourth time.