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LED lighting reduces energy consumption
Ten ship-to-shore cranes have been equipped with LEDs to decrease maintenance costs and reduce energy consumption. 16 Oct 2017 - GreenPort
Making the transition to shore power
The commissioning of the 'Ampere', the first fully electric car ferry world-wide, operated by Norled, marked the start of the transition of the Norwegian ferry services from fossil fuel propulsion to electrical power, writes Heiko Vrielink, Stemmann-Technik. 13 Sep 2017 - GreenPort
The benefits of battery hybrid powered port equipment
Port operators around the world are concerned with climate change for good reason because severe weather patterns will be detrimental to operations, writes Sean Puchalski, VP Strategic Marketing & Accounts, Corvus Energy. 13 Sep 2017 - GreenPort
Solar power as an option for decarbonising terminals
The global energy landscape is changing. Driven by technological improvements and environmental concerns, renewable supplies are increasing, writes Ashley Woods, senior environmental advisor, APM Terminals. 13 Sep 2017 - GreenPort
Electric powered shuttle carrier pilot project
Kalmar and DP World London Gateway are to pilot a fast charging shuttle carrier solution to help reduce emissions. 07 Sep 2017 - GreenPort
Shore power could slash Norwegian emissions
Shore power could reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 12.5 million tonnes at ports in Norway every year. 04 Sep 2017 - GreenPort
Wave energy technology moves closer to commercialisation
A wave energy developer has raised enough funds to support its expansion strategy and bring its technology one step closer to commercialisation. 16 Aug 2017 - GreenPort
Amsterdam focuses on solar to get greener
Port of Amsterdam is to install thousands of solar panels to clean up its energy supply and increase its sustainability. 15 Aug 2017 - GreenPort
Oakland to tackle emissions with shore power
Ship operators to the Port of Oakland will be able cut diesel emissions by connecting to a new shore power system when at berth. 15 Aug 2017 - GreenPort
Shore power will reduce cruise emissions
A Canadian port expects to save 2,800 tonnes of emissions each year with its new cruise shore power facility. 14 Aug 2017 - GreenPort
Smart lighting saves on energy and maintenance
Clever port lighting could save one American port US$1.6m in energy and maintenance costs over the next decade. 10 Aug 2017 - GreenPort
US port to benefit from electric truck trial
A US port is looking to benefit from a feasibility trial of zero-emission freight handling using all-electric trucks. 07 Aug 2017 - GreenPort
Georgia opts for energy saving LEDs
An American port authority is investing in LED lighting to reduce energy costs and improve its environmental footprint. 03 Aug 2017 - GreenPort
Combating the problem of residual plastic waste
Global plastic production has topped 300 million tonnes and is expected to double in the next twenty years. At present, only 10% of this plastic packaging is recycled, meaning that over 90% is landfilled, incinerated or sadly disposed of in the seas and oceans, writes Elena Parisi, Commercial Leadership Programme at Recycling Technologies Ltd. 12 Jul 2017 - GreenPort
Revolutionising electrification of marine transport
Harbour cities across Asia depend on diesel ferries to transport millions of passengers each year. They are a dirty but necessary part of life, with marine transport adding to air pollution that is blamed for thousands of deaths each year and adding to greenhouse gas emissions, writes Kimmo Rauma, CEO and founder, Visedo. 10 Jul 2017 - GreenPort
Santos electrification project
An engineering project at Brazil’s Port of Santos has resulted in improved cargo loading, discharging and stowing efficiency, making it both leaner and greener. 29 Jun 2017 - GreenPort
Battery power for Chinese port
Corvus Energy will provide Orca Energy lithium-ion energy storage systems (ESS) for four hybrid RTGs at Changshu Port, which wants to increase its efficiency and reduce emissions. 18 Apr 2017 - GreenPort
Sustainable slops disposal for ports
In March 2016, the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) released its priorities for the year ahead, with port waste ranking fifth on the list. This high ranking highlights the difficulties many ports have in finding an effective and sustainable solution for slops disposal, writes Vincent Favier, CEO, Ecoslops. 29 Mar 2017 - GreenPort
Environmentally respectful import of dry bulk
With the increase of punitive measures for operations that have a negative environmental impact and the significant pressure on companies to increase efficiencies, port operators need to find new and innovative ways to ensure that they remain competitive, writes Jon Parker, sales manager, SAMSON Materials Handling Ltd. 22 Mar 2017 - GreenPort
Helsinki gets MoorMaster technology
The Port of Helsinki has opened its new West Terminal 2 passenger ferry terminal where MoorMaster technology will help large ferries moor more efficiently. 13 Mar 2017 - GreenPort