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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

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
Energy transition project
Charging batteries for transport vehicles when surplus green power is available within the network is technically possible and economically sensible. 20 Dec 2016 - GreenPort
Hamburg emissions pilot bears fruit
The Hamburg Port Authority’s pilot emissions project with Kii, a leading Internet of Things (IoT) provider, is allowing the port authority to analyse its pollution output and tackle the source of any problem. 08 Dec 2016 - GreenPort
The potential of inland waterways
Participants from across Europe gathered in Warsaw earlier this month to discuss how to enhance inland navigation in the Baltic Sea Region. 29 Nov 2016 - GreenPort
Monitoring seawater pollution
The EU project SMS is developing an in-situ real time monitoring system for seawater quality control. 29 Nov 2016 - GreenPort
Portek and Vahle join forces
Portek Systems & Equipment Pte Ltd and Paul Vahle GmbH & Co. KG (Vahle) have signed a new collaboration. 18 Nov 2016 - GreenPort