Spain's Port of Valencia has installed an air quality control cabin, incorporated into the Valencian Network for the Monitoring and Control of Atmospheric Contamination, to provide real time data to allow knowledge of its emission levels.
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and the Tomakomai Port Authority joined forces to promote the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel and provide LNG bunkering services at the Port of Vancouver and Port of Tomakomai.
New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer sent a letter to EDC President and CEO James Patchett demanding a comprehensive plan to reduce cruise ship emissions, including a strategy to fully equip the Manhattan Cruise Terminal with shore power.
EIA expects a 2.2% decline in CO2 emissions for 2019, in comparison to a 2.7% increase in U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2018; The decrease will be the result of fewer emissions from coal consumption.
UK's Portsmouth International Port has proposed a series of major projects, including shore power, wind turbines and solar panels, as part of its Air Quality Strategy to reduce emissions and become the UK’s first zero emission port.
As part of its efforts to reduce ship emissions and lift air quality around ports and harbours, New Zealand will sign up to Annex VI of MARPOL, the international maritime convention for the prevention of pollution from ships.
The European Network calls the decision makers to fasten their process on officializing a Mediterranean ECA, commenting that the plan for the designation of a MedECA that was discussed during the UNEP Mediterranean Action Plan meeting “is by far not ambitious enough in timing and scope.”
ESPO presented its annual Environmental Report for 2019, including more than 60 different environmental performance benchmarks containing figures on the green services to shipping, as well as the Top 10 Environmental Priorities of the European ports. 94 ports participated in this year’s report.
The British Port of Southampton announced completion of a project that aimed to lengthen the tracks at Solent Rail Terminal and it now aims to reduce lorry movements in the city by 180,000 each year. Solent Stevedores and ABP Southampton have partnered on this scheme.
The US Port of Oakland has approved an air quality plan intended to drastically cut diesel and greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the port’s maritime operations. The plan, called the Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan, envisions a zero-emissions operation in the future.