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  • Rotterdam ups its LNG activity

    LNG activity is on the up in the European port of Rotterdam and the port authority has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to exchange information on marine services and to jointly collaborate on research and development (R&D). 24 Apr 2015 - GreenPort

  • The importance of planned maintenance

    In this article Laurence Jones, director global risk assessment at TT Club, offers advice on how carefully considered and implemented planned maintenance of cargo handling equipment saves not just time and resources but also radically improves the safety record and reputation for clean, quality performance at terminals. 24 Apr 2015 - GreenPort

  • Sustainable marine planning

    As ports, harbours and waterways have to manage an ever growing volume and mix of activity – at times across the same compact waterspace – BMT says Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) could contribute to sustainable future development. 23 Apr 2015 - GreenPort

  • Lighting the way at ports

    Lighting is a key consideration when it comes to cutting pollution and saving power and cost at ports because energy consumption and costs can account for a large portion of a terminal’s operating expenses. 23 Apr 2015 - GreenPort

  • Looking after Ghent’s inland waterways

    The lock complex at Terneuzen is the gateway to the ports of Terneuzen and Ghent and provides a good shipping connection between the Netherlands, Belgium and France, but the new lock project will make the flow of the inland waterway even better, writes the new lock project team at the Port of Ghent. 23 Apr 2015 - GreenPort

  • Changing times for green ports

    The port sector and shipping industry are not immune from the spotlight of media attention, focus for legislation and scrutiny by local communities, particularly when it comes to considerations of environmental management, writes Dr Christopher Wooldridge, academic associate, Cardiff University, UK. 22 Apr 2015 - GreenPort

  • Clean diesel grant to drive down LA emissions

    A US$1.3m grant has been awarded to the Los Angeles Harbour Department to fund a new, zero-emission electric drive cargo crane that will improve air quality, especially for nearby communities. 22 Apr 2015 - GreenPort

  • Eco-friendly bulk handling

    Around the globe an increasing number of ports are focusing on environmental issues. Numerous initiatives, like the World Ports Climate Initiative (WPCI) launched by the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), underline the growing importance of sustainability, especially with regards equipment. 21 Apr 2015 - GreenPort

  • ‘Green’ hat-trick for Kotug

    The third Kotug hybrid Rotortug, ‘RT Emotion’, has been delivered by Damen Shipyards to its owner Elisabeth Ltd in Bremerhaven, where it will begin operations for Kotug’s European harbour towage division. 21 Apr 2015 - GreenPort

  • Port reception facilities, a necessity for The Baltic Sea

    Ship generated waste is an increasing hazard to our seas and recipients. Certain waste, such as sludge, has been regulated since the beginning of the 1980’s, but this is no longer sufficient. Ports can make a difference by providing facilities and encouraging shippers to use them, writes Nikol Nielsen Gulis, head of department, ports and harbours and Åsa Wilske, market director, environment, Ramböll. 20 Apr 2015 - GreenPort

  • Siwertell helps ABP Immingham unload

    Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has delivered, installed and commissioned two of its ship unloaders at ABP’s Port of Immingham – the company’s first UK delivery. 20 Apr 2015 - GreenPort

  • Huisman hybrid crane nears completion

    Huisman is nearing the completion of its first 900 tonne hybrid boom crane which has been designed to combine the advantages of regular pedestal cranes and traditional knuckle boom cranes. 17 Apr 2015 - GreenPort

  • Reducing the carbon footprint

    When it comes to marine engineering projects, one of the greatest challenges is reducing carbon footprint during projects, writes Sander Dekker, Van Oord and Hedwig Thorborg, Boskalis. 16 Apr 2015 - GreenPort

  • LNG safety guidelines for Europe

    The first edition of an LNG emergency and incident response study has been handed over to the first Major of the City of Mannheim and dedicated chief of the fire department by the Rhine Port Group. 16 Apr 2015 - GreenPort

  • Painting the supply chain green

    As the battle for a sustainable supply chain continues, new and emerging ‘green’ technology and initiatives are being employed worldwide, but more strategic industry collaboration could be the answer, writes Rachael Doyle, news reporter. 15 Apr 2015 - GreenPort

  • Truck scheme gets EU funding

    The European Union’s TEN-T programme is investing almost €570,000 into the pilot launch of a ‘green’ IT solution to help match truck schedule in the Port of Rotterdam. 15 Apr 2015 - GreenPort

  • Evac extends waste management offering

    Finland-based Evac Group is expanding its offering of environmentally-friendly water, waste and wastewater collection and treatment equipment following its acquisition of Deerberg-Systems GmbH. 14 Apr 2015 - GreenPort

  • UK port becomes carbon neutral

    The UK's Port of Milford Haven says it has become carbon neutral, thanks to its investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. 13 Apr 2015 - GreenPort

  • Konecranes RTGs head for Vancouver

    Konecranes is to deliver four rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes with Diesel Fuel Saver technology to GCT Canada Limited Partnership’s Deltaport facility at Port Metro Vancouver - its first RTG delivery to the west coast of Canada. 13 Apr 2015 - GreenPort

  • Rotterdam LNG break bulk construction begins

    Gate terminal at Maasvlakte in the Port of Rotterdam, along with its main shareholders Gasunie and Royal Vopakis, is kicking off construction of its new LNG break bulk facility. 10 Apr 2015 - GreenPort

  • ABP Newport supports green Gwent work

    Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Newport is joining forces with Gwent Wildlife Trust (GWT) to help protect important wetland reserves on the Gwent levels. 09 Apr 2015 - GreenPort

  • Environmental excellence in Vancouver

    Port Metro Vancouver has ranked once again among Corporate Knights’ 2015 Future 40 Responsible Corporate Leaders in Canada in recognition of environmental excellence. 08 Apr 2015 - GreenPort