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North Sea Port European environmental certification
North Sea Port intermodalism

On 1 March, North Sea Port was once again awarded the environmental certificate of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO). North Sea Port remains committed to sustainable port infrastructure, reduced emissions and nature development.

North Sea Port remains the first cross-border port to achieve the European environmental label, the PERS certificate. In the words of Daan Schalck, CEO of North Sea Port:  ‘Setting up this kind of environmental management system across a land border, the Netherlands and Belgium/Flanders, is no mean feat. So we are proud to be able to put the certificate on our wall for the second time.’

Sustainable construction, emissions reduction and biodiversity

Measuring performance is one thing. Constantly striving to improve the environment in the cross-border port area is quite another and it is an effort that demands ongoing attention. It means considering infrastructure construction as well as reducing emissions from seagoing and inland vessels and increasing biodiversity in and around the port and industrial areas.

A few examples:

A bridge

When it came to deciding on the design and construction of a bridge over the railway line at Kluizendok, reducing CO2 emissions was an essential factor. Sustainability has also been taken into account from design to execution when building a new jetty for river cruises in Ghent. At the same time, shore power is being provided for inland navigation vessels, which will reduce noise, particulate matter and CO2 emissions for the surrounding area. The river cruise jetty will become operational over the course of 2024. Work is also underway to provide shore power for seagoing vessels.

A corridor

North Sea Port is seeking to establish a maritime Green Corridor with Gothenburg and the DFDS shipping company in Ghent. In the future, sustainable ships will generate fewer emissions over the entire route, and they will pay reduced port fees as a result.

A hedge

On Axelse Vlakte in Terneuzen, a tall hedgerow made up of hawthorn, buckthorn and other varieties has been planted at the location of a new road access. Previously, ecological connections between old and new nature had been lost in new land-use developments. In order to reconnect the Groene Knoop nature reserve with Side Canal C, trees and shrubs have been planted. As a result, the area’s ecological functions have been restored.

Network of European ports

PERS stands for Port Environmental Review System. It is an environmental management system aimed at sustainable development and tailored to European ports. It allows their environmental performance to be measured and adjustments made where necessary. Certification is conducted by an independent organisation. And a port is not awarded the label in perpetuity: there is a review every two years. PERS-certified ports must undertake action to improve their environmental performance and reduce their emissions.

The certificate is awarded by the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO)

Under the EcoPorts banner, 103 members share their knowledge and experience of environmental management. Around 30 of them have already earned the PERS quality label for their environmental management. North Sea Port has now confirmed its membership of this select club.

About ESPO

The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) is the voice of sea ports within the European Union. It represents ports and port associations from 22 member states plus Norway and advocates for the interests of sea ports during the formulation of European policy. ESPO ensures that ports receive all the relevant information about that policy. Daan Schalck, CEO of North Sea Port, is currently vice president of ESPO.

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IHMA has chosen, ‘THE MARINE ADVENTURE - Evolving and adapting to change in today’s ports’ as the theme for the 14th International Harbour Masters’ Congress which will be hosted in Morocco by Tanger Med Port Authority from 21 to 24 May 2024.

The four-day Marine Adventure will dedicate an entire day to each part of the port call process: Arrival- In Port -Departure, followed by a tour of the port on the final day.

Introducing Tanger Med

Tanger Med is the 1st port in Africa and in the Mediterranean.

It’s a global logistics gateway located on the Strait of Gibraltar and connected to more than 180 ports worldwide with handling capacities of: 9 million containers, exports of 1 million new vehicles, transit of 7 million passengers and 700,000 trucks on an annual basis.

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Containers

In 2021 7,173,870 TEU were handled in Tanger Med port complex, up by 24% compared to 2020. This traffic results from the steady increase of Tanger Med 2 port after the successive commissioning of the terminals TC4 in 2019 and TC3 in 2021.

This result confirms the leadership of Tanger Med in the Mediterranean and Africa, and consolidates the position of this major hub for global maritime alliances led respectively by Maersk Line, CMA CGM and Hapag Lloyd.

Tonnage

In 2021 101,054,713 tons of goods were handled for the first time in Tanger Med port complex, an increase of 25% compared to 2020. Indeed, the tonnage handled by Tanger Med port complex represents more than 50% of the overall tonnage handled by all Moroccan ports.

Trucks

The port complex handled 407,459 trucks in 2021, a rise of 14% compared to 2020. This traffic was mainly driven by the resumption of industrial exports as well as by the good performance of the agricultural season and agro-industrial exports.

Cars

Regarding new vehicles 429,509 were handled at the two vehicle terminals of Tanger Med port in 2021, an increase of 20% compared to the previous year. The traffic included: 278,651 Renault vehicles including 250,532 for export. A rise in exports of PSA vehicles totalled 100,030 cars.

Liquid bulk

Liquid bulk traffic has increased by 9% compared to 2020. It recorded a total traffic of 8,744,900 tons of hydrocarbons handled.

Solid bulk

Solid bulk traffic recorded a total of 342,804 tons processed, an increase of 13% compared to 2020 driven by the traffic of steel coils, wind blades and grain.

Traffic

Growing maritime traffic saw 10,902 vessels calling at Tanger Med in 2021, up by 12% from 2020. Over the past year, the port complex has welcomed nearly 929 mega-ships (over 290 metres loa).

The position of Tanger Med

This performance above accomplished during 2021 affirms the position of the port complex as a major strategic hub emphasising its role as a key logistics platform serving the nations logistic competitiveness.

Achievements are the result of the continued collaboration of all partners of Tanger Med port complex, particularly ship owners, concessionaires, local authorities and administrations.

 

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The 24th edition of Europe’s largest on-water commercial marine and workboat exhibition, is a proven platform to build business networks. Delivering an international audience of visitors supported by our trusted partners, Seawork is the meeting place for the commercial marine and workboat sector. 

Seawork encompasses 12,000m2 of undercover halls featuring 600 exhibitors and over 70 vessels and items of floating plant & equipment on the quayside and pontoons

Features include:

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Over the next few years, new IMO and EU legislation will impact the current fleet of ships, but just over 95% of this fleet will transition to alternative fuels only after the ship's lifespan. nevertheless, legislation will oblige them to cut emissions while at the same time, new fuels will soon become available for the leaders of the future fleet.

This will be the subject for the next EHMC seminar which will take place on 4 and 5 May 2023 - the fuel transition phase and avoiding a gap between obligations on ships and what ports can offer them.

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The seminar is hosted by Algeciras Port Authority, which is leading the green transition in southern Europe.

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Program

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EC: Legal EU requirements for ships and ports;

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The green strategies from the ports of Algeciras and Rotterdam;

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Single person incidents make up 5% of TT’s port and terminal claims. This may seem like a small percentage, but it is the sixth most common claim seen and a single injury claim has the potential to be extremely costly.

According to TT’s claims data, 94% of bodily injury claims in the ports and terminals the Club insures are caused by operational human factors. This means that implementing procedures to reduce human error could drastically reduce these types of claims, which is what TT Club will be covering in its upcoming webinar.

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Laurence Jones

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