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Rail development vital for ports
The Port of Rotterdam Authority has said that continued rail investment is crucial in increasing the sustainability of the freight transport sector to serve ports. 22 Jun 2017 - GreenPort
Wastewater facility opens in Kiel
A ship facility has opened in Kiel which increases current wastewater reception capability tenfold to as much as 300m3 an hour. 19 Jun 2017 - GreenPort
Rotterdam looks to wind market
The Port of Rotterdam is banking on the renewables market by creating a new space for an offshore centre for wind energy at sea and the decommissioning of oil and gas platforms. 06 Jun 2017 - GreenPort
PERS environmental certs for EU ports
Five EU ports have achieved PERS environmental certification underlining their commitment to protect the environment. 05 Jun 2017 - GreenPort
UK clean air framework strategy
The Joint Air Quality Unit at the UK's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has set out its plans to tackle air quality in its ‘Clean Air Zone Framework’ strategy which will include port zones. 19 May 2017 - GreenPort
PLA targets human error
The human factor is the focus of the latest safety campaign by The Port of London Authority (PLA), launched at its Annual Stakeholder Forum. 10 May 2017 - GreenPort
MPAs restrict growth, warns BPA
The British Ports Association (BPA) has expressed its concern over the restrictions that designated Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and stricter regulations may place on the growth and business of ports. 02 May 2017 - GreenPort
London’s getting greener
The UK’s Port of London Authority (PLA) says that there’s been a positive early uptake of its green discount on port charges. 25 Apr 2017 - GreenPort
Significant progress for Bremenports
Bremenports has published its fourth GRI report which shows significant progress in the area of sustainability. 15 Mar 2017 - GreenPort
Energy innovation at Marseille Fos
Marseille Fos released its 2016 results which show a total cargo of 81m tonnes and a spike in passenger numbers with 2.7m visitors overall and 1.6m cruise visitors. 06 Mar 2017 - GreenPort
Balancing business with the environment
The Port of London Authority (PLA) unveiled its vision to increase freight and passenger transport on the Thames while making the river cleaner at its recent environmental conference. 23 Feb 2017 - GreenPort
Valencia expansion plans
The Port Authority of Valencia Is planning a major investment to expand its port facilities to better accommodate LNG at its three harbours in Valencia, Sagunto and Gandia. 02 Feb 2017 - GreenPort
Congress call for papers
GreenPort Cruise and Conference and GreenPort Congress are inviting papers entitled ‘Creating partnerships for sustainable development’. 02 Feb 2017 - GreenPort
Green discounts up at Gothenburg
There was an 83% increase on ships at the Port of Gothenburg which received environmental discounts on port charges last year. 19 Jan 2017 - GreenPort
Need for a Swedish integrated port policy
A study on the impact of mega-ships on Gothenburg by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says that an integrated ports policy is needed in Sweden to ensure Gothenburg stays competitive. 11 Jan 2017 - GreenPort
Eco-friendly port operations
Last year was a busy one for Bremenports with one of its core tasks being to identify solutions which lead to sustainable operations, including the use of LNG. 05 Jan 2017 - GreenPort
Intermodal partnership at Gothenburg
Sandahlsbolagen Sweden AB has signed a five-year agreement with Gothenburg Port Authority to operate the new intermodal terminal at the port due to commence operations in December 2017. 22 Dec 2016 - GreenPort
New rail connection between Romania and Sweden
Samskip and the Rail Cargo Group are set to launch a rail connection between Curtici, Romania and major logistics centres in Sweden. 13 Dec 2016 - GreenPort
Partners in the logistics chain
The Port of Rotterdam is one of the partners involved in a major new €2.2 million logistics project focusing on blockchain technology to improve the efficiency of the transport sector. 12 Dec 2016 - GreenPort
Bulk terminals hit by power plant closures
Recent closures of a number of coal-fired power stations are causing uncertain futures for some of the UK’s bulk terminals. 16 Nov 2016 - GreenPort