24 dicembre 2008
- Port Environmental and Planning
Prepare to Meet at
Over 250 delegates from the ports,
shipping and logistic sectors will be attending the 4th GreenPort
Conference, taking place in Naples on 25/26 February 09
A wide range of challenges facing both sea-ports and inland
ports will be discussed at the forthcoming GreenPort 2009
conference, the 4th international “Ports and the
Environment” conference taking place at the Ramada Hotel,
Naples, on 25 and 26 February 2009.
February 18th 1700 hrs|
is the Deadline for Delegate Registration at
NAPLES Feb 25-26th Ramada Hotel.
PRICE DISCOUNT to 715e is available for all ITALIAN executives.
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As in 2008, the GreenPort conference is being organised in
association with the EcoPorts Foundation The main theme of GreenPort
09 will be “Lean and Green: Finding New Answers in a
Changing Economic Climate” (download programme in PDF format). Representatives from ports’
environmental, planning, operational and legal departments will be
attending the conference, together with regulatory policy-makers and
environmental consultants from the industry.
Ports need to expand, if they are to meet the growing demands of
shippers and shipping lines. Representatives of both sectors will
explain to delegates what they expect from the ports industry. Dr
Eng Sergio Barbarino, Head of R&D Global Surface Care at Proctor
& Gamble Eurocor, Belgium, will give the Cargo Owner’s
view, while Morten Engelstoft, Chief Operating Officer of Maersk
Line, will present the Shipping Line’s view point.
Recognising the possible impact of the economic climate on the
environmental initiatives being undertaken by ports and terminals,
the plenary session on Day 1 of the conference will include
presentations from three key organisations - the Port of Los
Angeles, the Port of London and DP World - on the subject of how to
become “Lean and Green”.
The GreenPort 09 Conference will also comprise three Workshops,
covering: “Ports and the Logistics Chain”, “Ports
and Operational Tools for Sustainable Management” and “Ports
and the City/Community Environment”.
Within the Ports and Logistics Workshop, presentations and
discussion will cover subjects such as the development of
carbon-neutral supply chains and the extension of a port’s
gateway to improve sustainable logistics. Speakers include
representatives from Siemens, EFICO Coffee Trading, the European
Shippers Council, the Port of Marseille, the Port of Barcelona and
The Operational Tools Workshop will feature a Status Report on
the World Port Climate Change Initiative, together with a
presentation on the impact of climate change on the ports and
The relationship between ports and the local community will be
explored in-depth in the “Ports and the City/Community
Environment” Workshop. There will be presentations on best
practice examples of port activities close to housing and
communities and the development of an environmental for working,
living and leisure-time.
Parallel Sessions on the 2nd day of the conference
will cover two key topics: Dredging and EcoPorts Tools. The Dredging
session will review best management practices for dredging in
sensitive environments, together with a review of new EU legislation
relating to dredging waste and environmental standards. The EcoPorts
session will focus on the development of specific tools by EcoPorts
to meet changing requirements. It will review such issues as the
certification of sustainable management in ports; cost-reductions
and environmental good practice; and self-diagnostics and PERS
The Conference will end with a Plenary Session, in which
panellists and delegates will be asked to debate the topic: “Is
‘environment’ dropping down the ports and shipping
agenda in a changing economic world”.
The GreenPort 09 conference is hosted by the Port of Naples and,
once again, is being supported by the European Sea Ports
Organisation and the European Federation of Inland Ports.
Fully integrated with the GreenPort 2009 Conference, leading
Suppliers of Port and Terminal Equipment, Technologies, Systems and
Solutions have the opportunity to showcase their “green”
credentials and promote their latest innovations.
The full conference programme can be downloaded from:
further information about registration, please email:
download in DOC format: ICHCA Safety Seminar Press Release
- ICHCA Seminar to focus on safe cargo handling
- Alongside the GreenPort conference, ICHCA International is
organising a 1-day Seminar on Safe Cargo Handling.The aim of the
seminar is to provide a forum where the latest initiatives to
improve safe handling of cargo and containers can be discussed.
- Sessions will cover: Stowage and Lashing of Timber Deck
Cargo, Safe Lashing of Deck Containers, Crane Collision
Avoidance, Terminal Lighting, Dangerous Goods Auditing Schemes,
Planning and Loading Container Ships, Tank Containers and