Sustainability

Taking a Proactive Stance in Protecting the Environment

By Tom Gresham When it comes to sustainability efforts, ports often find themselves in the spotlight due to their intimate relationship to the environment and their local communities. As Jonathan Daniels, CEO at Port Everglades, put it, “All eyes are on us on this.” Unsurprisingly, many ports view doing only what is required of them as an insufficient approach to ...

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Taking Steps Toward a Sustainable Footprint

Sustainability is the way of the future, but it is also a reality of the now. From fuel options to water standards to air quality, ports and their tenants and partners are making big strides on figuring out the best ways to achieve a more sustainable footprint.

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An Enterprising and Ambitious Approach to Sustainability

Ports Are Aggressively Pursuing Creative Solutions to Make Their Operations More Environmentally FriendlyBy Tom Gresham Seaports operate on the front line of climate change. Consequently, the port industry has proved ambitious in its attempts to take a leadership role on critical sustainability issues, often exceeding expectations and regulations while pushing for impactful and innovative new ways of operating. Through the ...

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INTERMODAL UPDATE – CARGO HANDLING: Faster, Safer, Cleaner and Smarter Handling Options

As yard equipment and cranes that are more efficient, cleaner, safer and more inter-connected come into service, seaport workforces must be ready too. Labor is upgrading skill sets to keep pace with rapid advancements in technology. * By Lori Musser * Cargo handling equipment developments are bringing greater productivity, velocity, safety and even emissions reductions to ports. While automation projects ...

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GUEST VIEWPOINT: Safety and Sustainability Through Strategic Corrosion Management

Deterioration and corrosion can have a massive effect on a port’s safety, in addition to being debilitating to the bottom line and operations. * By Buddy Reams, NACE International * Port facilities are a critical component of the global maritime transportation system. Most already recognize its importance, having probably felt the impact of unavailable or closed port facilities when gas ...

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EcoPort Certification

Marrón Cabrera, ecology coordinator at Port of Ensenada, shares insights related to the port’s experience in becoming certified as an EcoPort, a European-based initiative that recognizes excellence in environmental management and port sustainability.  * By Tom Hranac * The Port of Ensenada’s commitment to environmentally sustainable best practices has allowed it to become certified as an EcoPort. This certification, awarded ...

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Seizing LNG Chain Opportunities

Ports are capturing opportunities all along the LNG supply chain, from liquefaction or regasification plants, to marine terminals, bulk and ISO-container cargo, bunkering operations and LNG fueling stations. By Lori Musser Seaports are hopping on the LNG bandwagon. Welcoming liquefaction or regasification plants, marine terminals, bulk and ISO-container cargo, bunkering operations and LNG fueling stations, ports are capturing opportunities all ...

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Power Shift: In the Energy Sector, Change Is the Only Constant

The constantly shifting landscape of world energy production is having an impact on every sector, as new technologies emerge and social priorities evolve. For ports, there are two main implications. By Sarah B. Hood The constantly shifting landscape of world energy production is having an impact on every sector, as new technologies emerge and social priorities evolve. For ports, there ...

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Greenlight on Green Metrics

Ports use environmental data as an outreach tool with community groups, stakeholders By Meredith Martino Port projects and port operations are the subject of a variety of environmental regulations – caps on air emissions from mobile sources, requirements for habitat mitigation, mandates for sediment monitoring and limits on water pollutants. To demonstrate compliance with these regulations, ports and their industry ...

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