How should ports and terminals respond to new policy measures?

17 Sep 2018

Discussions on how ports can tackle the rising pressure to reduce emissions and comply with policies will take place at GreenPort Congress 2018.

Delegates at GreenPort Congress 2018 will hear case studies from global ports and terminal operators around the implementation of alternative fuels and schemes to limit air and noise emissions that help achieve new policy targets.

The increased environmental awareness expressed by an ever-widening range of stakeholders is propagating a wave of change across the industry, kick- starting a range of response options and pro-active initiatives to fulfil environmental responsibilities. This year’s programme will address the ways in which costs and risks associated with the demands of compliance and sustainable development can be reduced, to the mutual advantage of the port sector and the wider community – as well as the environment itself.

A session entitled ‘Challenges ahead: the practicalities of meeting them’ will be followed by a discussion panel revealing ten key takeaways on both reducing costs and maximising efficiency in terminals. Speakers include:

- Malte Siegert, NABU – focusing on the challenges that ports and terminals will have over the future
- Thomas Desnijder, Energy Policy Advisor, North Sea Port - Industrial sustainability in an internationally merged port
-Ton van Breeman, Environmental Manager, Port of Amsterdam – highlighting project NEPTUNE, that aims to mitigate the noise pollution from seagoing vessels

The conference will also welcome a panel discussion centred around environmental management in terminals, with panellists representing MSC Terminal Valencia, APM terminals and Grimaldi.

Isabelle Ryckbost of ESPO, Antonis Michail of IAPH and Alvaro Rodriguez of Puertos del Estado will discuss ‘Policy measures: what’s next?’, which will tackle the effects that mounting policy measures are having on the port and terminal environment.

The full programme can be viewed here.

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