Ten ports in the Nordic Region have agreed upon a declaration focusing on sustainable port management. Notably, the joint declaration shows a regional commitment to collaborate on environmental challenges related to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Black Bear Carbon, a green, recovered carbon black (rCB) manufacturer, announced that it will locate its next Tire-to-Carbon-Black-Upcycling-Plant at the Port of Rotterdam, in attempts to solve the waste tire problem on a global scale.
The Port of Rotterdam has the ideal location to become a circular hub, according to the newly-launched “Rotterdam towards a circular port – a deep dive into Waste-to-Value opportunities” report, with the report tracking the current waste flows in the port and the development of advanced companies in the industry cluster that are already committed to circular activities.
Last week, 76 port and maritime supply chain representatives from 12 countries got together in a Port Stakeholders’ Workshop to agree on measures regarding wildlife trafficking through Mombasa Port, the largest port in Africa and key exit point of African wildlife trafficking, highlighting the urgent need for action against illegal wildlife trade.
ESPO congratulates Port of Barcelona, Port of Vigo and Port of Baku for achieving EcoPorts’ environmental management standard (PERS). Isabelle Ryckbost, ESPO’s Secretary General, handed over the PERS certificates to the ports’ representatives during the Green Port Congress in Oslo.
The Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma, Northwest Seaport Alliance, Washington State Ferries, NOAA, and the Puget Sound Partnership gathered along with experts and shipping stakeholders to address ways to reduce noise pollution in efforts to protect the endangered population of Southern Resident killer whales.
The State Government of Hamburg has given the green light to the port of Hamburg, through a €76m expansion of shore power supply, that will help the port improve its emissions and air quality, by offering shore power to cruise liners and mega-containerships from 2022. The shore-based power units is planned to be completed in 2022, with regular operation from 2023.
The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy is moving forward with a project aimed to deliver sustainable heat to households in and around The Hague and the greenhouse horticulture sector in the Westland region, by using residual heat from sources in the Port of Rotterdam.
The Baltic Ports Organization entered the World Ports Sustainability Program, after the signing of the WPSP declaration by Mr Bogdan Ołdakowski, BPO Secretary General. The Program aims to improve and coordinate future sustainability efforts of ports worldwide.
Omani Sohar Port and Freezone recently entered into a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with Sohar University and Qualies (the Organization for Quality and Innovation Strategies) for a tree planting initiative in line with its principle of promoting sustainable initiatives.
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