Congress videos: Hear from the experts

Hot topics including the IMO sulphur cap, technology development and shore power were discussed by port experts on camera at GreenPort Cruise & Congress 2019.

Pino Musolino, president of the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority, explained how ports and the cruise industry are working together to cut emissions. He also discussed investment in new technology to meet the IMO’s sulphur cap and the cooperation needed between ports and cruise operators to ensure the best technology pathway is pursued.

Sandra Kilroy, director of Maritime Environment and Sustainability at the Port of Seattle, spoke about investing in equipment to reduce emissions, battery charging infrastructure challenges and handling opposition to automation as ports progress towards zero-emission operations.

Dr Antonis Michail, technical director at World Ports Sustainability Program, IAPH, spoke about the impact of the IMO’s sulphur cap on ports and how the ports sector can further develop environmental regulations and enforcement.

Pia Mai, environment manager at Copenhagen Malmo port, discussed the main challenges of implementing shore power at ports, how the cost and ROI of the technology can be tackled, and the future of shore power.

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