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A total of 43 vessels have joined the campaign for a cleaner marine environment. Photo: Port of Gothenburg

A total of 43 vessels have joined the campaign for a cleaner marine environment. Photo: Port of Gothenburg

DNV GL charts greenhouse emissions
Class society DNV GL has published a report assessing the potential for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction from shipping towards 2050, based on a new computational model. 15 Jun 2017 - GreenPort
Competing through port-city animation
AIVP, the international port-city engagement organisation, will once again bring together stakeholders and representatives of civil society and encourage them to share a common vision of competitivity at its next AIVP Days conference in Le Havre, France. 22 May 2017 - GreenPort
Pioneering electric trucks
Hyster says it’s poised to take the next giant leap forward in port equipment as it begins testing high capacity lift trucks with electric motors. 22 May 2017 - GreenPort
Cleaner fuel on offer at Liverpool
The UK’s Port of Liverpool has become the first port in the UK to offer Shell GTL Fuel, a cleaner alternative to conventional diesel fuel. 11 May 2017 - GreenPort
Masterplan modelling
ABPmer, a UK-headquartered numerical modelling and dredge specialist, has been commissioned by the Port of Waterford in Ireland to develop hydrodynamic and sediment models of the Waterford Estuary. 08 May 2017 - GreenPort
Embracing automation and sustainability
A new report by Trelleborg discusses the opportunities available to marine industry stakeholders through ‘smart’ technologies, process automation, and the capture, analysis and effective use of Big Data. 10 Apr 2017 - GreenPort
A collective voice in sustainability
Safety and environmental risk expert, RightShip, is the latest company to join The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), the collective group working together to help create a more environmentally sustainable maritime industry by 2040. 05 Apr 2017 - GreenPort
Battery electric ASV commuter ferry
Effect Ships International (ESI) and Echandia Marine (EM) have developed a new non-polluting, fast, economical commuter vessel. 03 Mar 2017 - GreenPort
PEMA calls for “more cross-industry dialogue”
Members of the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) are calling for cross-industry dialogue to address supply chain challenges such as container vessel size and shipping alliances. 27 Feb 2017 - GreenPort
Wärtsilä to help tackle marine litter
Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has signed an agreement with Seabin Project to join its global pilot programme addressing the worldwide littering problem affecting oceans. 20 Feb 2017 - GreenPort
Improving the efficiency of RTGs
Royal HaskoningDHV has recently completed a three-year collaborative project with University of Reading, CRESS Energy Systems and Valencia Port Foundation to improve the energy efficiency of RTGs. 17 Feb 2017 - GreenPort
DP World looks to Tesla technology
DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem and Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk have discussed the potential uses of Tesla technology for DP World’s global operations. 15 Feb 2017 - GreenPort
Rewarding greener ships
Twente Port Authority has begun 2017 by offering vessels with Green Award certification discounts at the port. 07 Feb 2017 - GreenPort
Green Marine targets noise emissions
Green Marine is broadening the scope of its North American environmental certification programme by adding two performance indicators dealing with underwater noise emanating from ships and port activities. 02 Feb 2017 - GreenPort
Calculating the carbon footprint of the whole supply chain
By its very nature logistics has always been ‘bitty’ because there are a million and one parties to the transport of goods. Consequently, a universal method of calculating the carbon footprint of the whole supply chain has been impossible to realise, but that may just be about to change, writes Anne-Marie Causer. 26 Jan 2017 - GreenPort
A pillar of the community
From the busy San Pedro Bay port complex, downtown Long Beach’s St Anthony High School often saw diesel soot land on its window sills and floors, writes Karen Robes Meeks, on behalf of the Port of Long Beach. 19 Jan 2017 - GreenPort
DP World promotes solar energy usage
With work underway to construct 88,000 rooftop panels on DP World’s Dubai facilities, the company’s CEO has emphasised the importance of solar energy. 19 Jan 2017 - GreenPort
Being held to account
Following the adoption of the Paris Agreement on climate change in late 2016, responsibility for reaching greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals shifts to individual countries, writes Alan Lewis, director, Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC), Smart Freight Centre. 18 Jan 2017 - GreenPort
MoU for smarter freight transport
Smart Freight Center (SFC) and FEPORT have signed an Memorandum of Understanding to partner together to help standardise calculating and reporting emissions in the port logistics supply chain. 17 Jan 2017 - GreenPort
Sustainable transport solution
Multimodal network operators Samskip and BCTN Roermond have set up a sustainable transport solution with packaging producer Smurfit Kappa, with the aim of getting cargo off the road. 09 Jan 2017 - GreenPort