• 2020 August 5 18:57

    Valenciaport triples air quality control cabins

    The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) is going to triple the number of air quality control booths with the installation of new stations in three areas selected by technicians from the Centre for Environmental Studies of the Mediterranean (CEAM). Specifically, the booths will be located within the scope of port activity to measure concentration levels in that area and in areas that allow monitoring of the impact on the urban core, as indicated by CEAM technicians.

    The installation of new cabins in the facilities of the Port of Valencia is a response to Valenciaport’s commitment to improving port and transport emissions through innovative solutions. With this initiative, analyses and parameters will be obtained to inform the port community and residents of the area of influence about air quality in an active and regular way.

    The Port of Valencia currently has a station that analyses air quality in real time, measuring the concentration of sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NO2/NO/NOx), ozone (O3), carbon monoxide (CO) and PM10 and PM2.5 particles. “According to the analyses carried out by this cabin on a continuous basis, all the parameters are below the limits set by the regulations and the air quality in the Port is optimal,” explains Santiago López, head of the PAV’s Environment Department. Also, Valenciaport has installed seven new environmental sensors to complement the current equipment and which have been strategically located in the Port of Valencia facilities.

    This initiative is part of the GREEN C PORTS project, which is coordinated by the Valenciaport Foundation, and which has recently taken another step forward with the tender for the supply, installation and configuration of this environmental control equipment with a budget of 332,700 euros.

    The GREEN C PORTS project aims to achieve, through digitalisation, increased efficiency in port operations, the promotion of the environmental sustainability of the Port and the environmental performance of operations. In addition, it also seeks to increase the integration of ports with the city and reduce the impacts of port operations on the city, as well as the improvement of information systems and their interoperability, including maritime traffic management systems. The Green C PORTS project is an initiative that is co-financed by the European Union through the Connecting Europe Facility programme and which, in addition to Valencia, is also being developed in the ports of Venice, Piraeus, Bremerhaven and Wilhemshaven.

    The European project GREEN C PORTS has won the prize in the category “Resilient Infrastructure” awarded by IAPH 2020 at the World Ports Sustainability Awards. This international award recognises Valenciaport’s commitment to reducing the impact of port operations on cities and controlling emissions in the main European ports. This initiative includes six case studies consisting of prototypes and pilot tests. They will be carried out in different European ports, including the Port of Valencia, and will serve as a basis for testing innovative technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data or predictive analysis using artificial intelligence models.




2020 September 29

19:01 Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras departs on sea trials
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18:03 Kongsberg Digital wins contract to deliver cutting-edge engine room simulator to German training institute
17:55 Murmansk Commercial Seaport expands its fleet of equipment
17:31 Milaha signs deal with Schlumberger
17:16 Expansion of Aberdeen Harbour by Van Oord in full swing
17:08 HHLA invests in the Adriatic Port of Trieste
16:29 Record-high number of international cruise ships to arrive at the Port of HaminaKotka next year
16:05 Hamworthy Pumps makes strong re-entry to tanker market
15:44 New BIMCO Shipping KPI version offers improved benchmarking concept
15:32 Free energy scan for inland vessels is to stimulate the use of shore power
15:05 Mir sailing training ship accepts new shift of cadets
14:30 Admiral Essen frigate of RF Navy’s Black Sea Fleet passes Black Sea Straits towards Mediterranean Sea
13:58 Traficom surveyed Maritime professionals’ opinions regarding N2000 fairway and nautical chart reform
13:13 Victor Shitukhin is appointed as Acting Director of its Ship Repair Plant ‘Nerpa’
12:49 Lotos shipyard lays down two self-propelled dredgers
12:11 Bunker prices decrease in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:47 Port of Antwerp focuses heavily on general cargo: search begun for breakbulk candidate for Churchill Dock
11:27 Joint oil spill exercise tests inter-agency response and cooperation amidst COVID-19 pandemic
10:46 New impetus for digitalization of shipping in the COVID-19 pandemic
10:09 IAPH presents guidelines for LNG-powered vessels during port calls
09:54 Oil prices are decreasing
09:35 Port Authority of Singapore holds joint oil spill exercise
09:15 Baltic Dry Index as of September 28
08:58 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 29

2020 September 28

18:57 Okeanis Eco Tankers announces one year VLCC time charter
18:27 Bumi Armada secures third FPSO project in India
18:07 Wilhelmsen and thyssenkrupp step-up collaboration, establishing 3D printing joint venture targeting the maritime industry
17:59 RF Government to allocate RUB 27.6 billion for construction of two scientific research ships
17:28 Port of Long Beach announces closure of traffic routes leading to the Gerald Desmond Bridge
17:05 Maersk Supply Service and Ørsted to test offshore charging buoy to reduce vessel emissions
17:02 Oboronlogistics completed Northern Delivery programme of 2020
16:56 UTLC ERA JLC and Belintertrans-Germany GmbH open joint end-to-end regular multimodal service from China to Western Europe
16:37 Atommash shipped Reactor Pressure Vessel for Turkey's first nuclear power plant
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15:51 Ships of RF Navy's Black Sea Fleet returned to their permanent locations after "Kavkaz-2020" maneuvers
15:29 New railway bridge over Kolar river put into operation in Murmansk Region
15:13 BIMCO to push for international guidelines for ship/shore communication at IMO
14:12 Submersible robot buries power cables for offshore wind farms 5.5 metres below seabed to the north of Maasvlakte
13:53 Moscow Exchange registered debut bond issue by FSUE "Rosmorport"
13:30 Blanket repair begins at Beloomut dam’s second section
13:12 Busan Port Authority concludes an agreement to establish a smart maintenance system for port facility
12:54 Average spot market price for Russian M100 product fell to RUB 11,773 pmt
12:11 Abu Dhabi Ports acquires MICCO to become a leading provider of fully integrated supply chain logistics solutions
11:36 RF Government approves National Programme for Far East Development
11:13 Aker Solutions awarded subsea contract for Breidablikk
10:51 Hornsea Two monopile installation scheduled to start next month
10:21 Shipbuilding, Ship Repair Corporation launches non-self-propelled suction hopper dredger of Project 4395
09:52 Tallink suspends operation of Helsinki-Riga route until end of October
09:30 Tallink changes weekend operating schedule of Tallinn-Helsinki route shuttle vessel Star
09:14 Baltic Dry Index as of September 25
08:48 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 28

2020 September 27

16:43 Milaha signs key deal with major oilfield services firm
15:31 RINA and SDARI: an innovative step towards 3D ship classification
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2020 September 26

15:52 Port Freeport enters partnership with CEMEX Servicios Logisticos and Union Pacific Railroad