Sector News - Europe – Page 26

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    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.

  • Gothenburg Port Authority has released its 2015 sustainability report

    Gothenburg sustainability report


    Gothenburg Port Authority has released its 2015 sustainability report, emphasising the port’s success in becoming climate-neutral whilst highlighting challenges that remain for 2016 and beyond.

  • Hamburg Süd's sustainability report shows the company is on line to meet emissions reduction targets

    Hamburg Süd report shows lower emissions


    Hamburg Süd has become the world’s first container shipping line to publish its sustainability report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Standard Disclosures (Core), showing that a self-imposed emissions reduction plan is on target.

  • One of Telestack's Titan range - a series of fixed bulk reception feeders

    Telestack’s new range on show at Hillhead


    Mobile bulk material handling solutions company, Telestack, will be exhibiting its new range of equipment at quarrying, construction and recycling show, Hillhead 2016, in Derbyshire.

  • News

    Tackling air pollution


    The UK roads minister has visited Liverpool to assess proposals to increase transport links to the expanded Liverpool2 terminal opening this summer.

  • The Port of Cherbourg is investing €100m to boost its green energy capabilities

    France states ocean energy objectives


    Over the next seven years, the French government intends to push 100MW of installed tidal, wave and floating wind capacity and to have awarded tenders for a further 200MW to 2,000MW.

  • Stakeholders and EU policy makers gather in Dublin on 2 and 3 June

    ESPO Conference 2016 preview


    This year’s ESPO Conference will see the European port industry, stakeholders and EU policy makers gather in Dublin on 2 and 3 June.

  • Hamburg has been called the strongest port for the southern German hinterland largely due to its strong rail network Photo: HHM / Sabine Zilski

    Hamburg rail network sets benchmark


    The Port of Hamburg is helping to set the benchmark for European rail networks, largely due to its reputation as a pioneer for environmentally-friendly, reliable transport into the hinterland.

  • Don't miss GreenPort Cruise and Congress 2016

    GreenPort Congress 2016


    ESPO, FEPORT and Danish Maritime are some of the associations confirmed as supporters of the 11th GreenPort Congress being held in Venice from 12 to 14 October 2016.

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

    ABP investment in Newport wind turbines


    Associated British Ports (ABP) has announced a £3m investment in a second 2.3MW wind turbine at the Port of Newport.

  • A workshop focussing on green energy will be part of the Next Generation Marine Power & Propulsion Conference in Southampton

    Getting better with green marine energy


    The Next Generation Marine Power & Propulsion Conference being held in Southampton at the end of April will focus on green energy solutions for vessels of all sizes.

  • The EMSA will expand its THETIS reporting tool to help member state ports meet their obligations under EU legislation. Photo: The Port of Felixstowe

    EMSA expands THETIS to curb substandard shipping


    Each year, over 18,000 ship inspections feed into the EU’s database for inspections, reporting, monitoring and verification, THETIS, writes Markku Mylly, executive director of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).

  • Managing air quality is a top priority for the Port of Oslo

    Managing air quality at Port of Oslo


    For the first time in 2014, the Port of Oslo carried out a comprehensive emission inventory for air pollution applying international methods based on bottom-up approach including all air emission activities connected to oceangoing vessels (OGV), harbour vessels (HV) and shore, writes Heidi Neilson, head of environment, Port of Oslo, ...

  • ESPO reveals new Top 10 Environmental Priorities of Ports

    ESPO priorities for ports


    ESPO has released results from its recent environmental review 2016, with the aim to update the top ten environmental priorities of European ports.