Zero-emission Alliance Set 2030 Goal

Zero-Emission Alliance Set 2030 Goal

September 30,2019 — Greenport.com

Four ports are part of an alliance of more than 60 organisations aiming to have commercially viable zero-emission vessels powered by zero-emission fuels operating along deep sea trade routes by 2030, leading to shipping’s complete decarbonisation.Members of the Getting to Zero Coalition, a partnership between the Global Maritime Forum, the Friends of Ocean Action, and the World Economic Forum, include Port of Antwerp in Belgium, Port of Aarhus in Denmark, Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands and Vancouver Fraser Port Authority in Canada.

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16 Ports Secure GB $10M Brexit Funding

16 Ports secure GB$10 M Brexit Funding

September 26,2019 –PortStrategy.com

Sixteen ports across England will receive a share of GB£10m to help their preparations for when the UK leaves the EU, however a port body has said more funding might be needed for a no-deal Brexit. Dover, Felixstowe and Liverpool were among ports successful in bidding for funding from the Department of Transport’s (DfT) Port Infrastructure Resilience and Connectivity (PIRC) competition, which offers ports up to GB£1m each to deliver infrastructure upgrades.

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New York: New Coalition Formed to Support Shipping’s Decarbonization

New York: New Coalition Formed to Support Shipping’s Decarbonization

September 23, 2019 —WorldMaritimeNews.com

The Getting to Zero Coalition, a new alliance that will lead the push for international shipping’s decarbonization, has been launched at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York.The ambition of the Getting to Zero Coalition is said to be closely aligned with the UN International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Initial GHG Strategy.  

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How we can make ports more sustainable-and why it matters

How we can make ports more sustainable-and why it matters

September 17,2019- Columbia.edu

Ship emissions are projected to increase between 50 and 250 percent by 2050. Because ports are critical points of connection where cargo is passed between ships, railroads and trucks, improving their sustainability will trickle down to every element of the global supply chain. Likewise, by assessing port sustainability, we can identify which parts of the chain need fixing.

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Northern Ireland Port makes major investment

Northern Ireland Port makes major investment

September 12,2019 –  PortStrategy.com

Belfast Harbour’s investment is part of a 2019-2023 Strategic Plan to boost Northern Ireland’s economy. The plan focuses on increased collaboration and partnerships with key city stakeholders to drive growth and regeneration in Belfast’s waterfront area and has been unveiled alongside an outlook through to 2035.

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US Port cuts emissions despite being busier

US Port cuts emissions despite being busier

September 11, 2019 —GreenPort.com

Efforts by a California port to reduce air pollution have paid off, with the latest analysis showing an 87% cut in diesel emissions despite increased throughput.The purpose of the emissions inventory is to measure and track the overall cumulative progress of Clean Air Action Plan measures and ensure the port is on track to meet emission reduction goals.

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X Shore Electric Boats Designed for Emission-Free Sea Travel

X Shore Electric Boats Designed for Emission-Free Sea Travel

September 9, 2019 —Dezeen.com

Engine noise, fumes and carbon emissions are all nonexistent with X Shore, one of the first electric boat-makers to target the consumer market.The Eelex represents a step towards more sustainable sea travel, where the obstacles to the spread of electric engines include poor range, lack of charging facilities and slow speeds.

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