Bilbao to host Ballast Water conference
(Posted on 09/11/18)
The event, organised by Port Authority of Bilbao and AZTI, is aimed at port-sector companies and technological and training centres wishing to know the application of the challenges this convention represents
On 10 December, the Port of Bilbao will host the second RETOLASTRE conference on the “International Ballast Water Convention: application and challenges”.
The event is free and its objective is to respond to the issues brought about by this convention, whose enforcement is compulsory for the competent authorities and which seeks to avoid the transfer of invasive species among seas. It will affect 50,000 merchant vessels, and according to the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), its application will mean a cost of 100,000 million dollars.
Thus, the maritime sector and technological and training centres have great challenges and opportunities ahead, and at this conference, attempts will be made to respond to them.
Last day for registration is 30 November and attendance is limited.
The Port of Bilbao works with all classes of goods and vessels. It is open and operative 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
In order to increase traffic, the new Port Authority of Bilbao Strategic Plan considers it necessary to strengthen intermodality and the dry ports network which it is part of. In particular, the terminal has a 750-metre train reception and despatch track together with two electrified shunting tracks for 650-and 100-metre operations, as well as two 750-metre long tracks for loading and discharge. The track gauge is Iberian, although it can switch to international standard.
David Ryan, Chairman of the New Orleans based Mississippi Valley Trade and Transport Council (MVTTC),... Read more
The Port of Gdansk has announced that key projects within the largest investment programme in its history... Read more
Abu Dhabi Ports have announced a freeze on rent escalation during 2021 for all businesses in its Industrial... Read more
Flying the flag of the Netherlands, the M/V Erasmusgracht arriving from Lake Charles, Louisiana, was... Read more
The announced acquisition by Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) of 50.01 percent of the multi-function... Read more
The Port of Le Havre’s Supervisory Board has awarded a concession for the construction and operation... Read more
The Federal Kushiro is the first vessel to call the Port of Trois-Rivières in 2021. It docked... Read more
In facing the extraordinary challenge of a once in a generation pandemic, Abu Dhabi Ports has weathered... Read more
Responding to the news that the EU and the UK had reached an outline agreement on a future post Brexit... Read more
As from 1 January 2021, businesses that conduct trade between the EU and the UK will need to deal with... Read more