Port of Vancouver USASailors SocietyPort of South LouisianaTOC EventsTelestackPort of Stockton
  • Vigan
  • China Coaltrans 2020
  • Cimbria
  • Sailors Society
  • TBA Group
  • TMS Awards 2020

Leading ports combine in climate action

(Posted on 14/09/18)

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has announced the launch of the World Ports Climate Action Programme. In this new international initiative, the port authorities of Hamburg, Barcelona, Antwerp, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Vancouver and Rotterdam will be joining forces and working together on a number of projects that address the issue of global warming.

Allard Castelein, the Port of Rotterdam’s President and CEO said, “The Paris Agreement has set a clear target: we need to limit global warming to well below 2°C. It is vital in this context to reduce the emissions generated by maritime transport. As critical hubs in the global maritime transport network, I am convinced that ports can make a significant contribution. I am pleased to see that international port authorities have taken on a leading role in this area, committing to collaborative projects that can further advance the decarbonisation of the maritime transport sector.”

The World Ports Climate Action Programme focuses on the following specific actions:

  1. Increase efficiency of supply chains using digital tools;
  2. Advance common and ambitious (public) policy approaches aimed at reducing emissions within larger geographic areas;
  3. Accelerate development of in-port renewable power-2-ship solutions and other zero emission solutions;
  4. Accelerate the development of commercially viable sustainable low-carbon fuels for maritime transport and infrastructure for electrification of ship propulsion systems.
  5. Accelerate efforts to fully decarbonize cargo-handling facilities in our ports.

The Port Authority organisations call upon the shipping industry and other ports to join the commitment to deliver on the Paris Agreement and to work together on actions that yield measurable results.

To increase the impact of the programme, the port authority network asks governments and regulators to adopt global – or, at the very least, international – policies for CO2 pricing and provide funding support to relevant R&D and pilot projects.

Latest News

Single power system for Belgian and Dutch inland ports

(Posted on 18/10/20)

The Port of Antwerp, the Port of Rotterdam Authority, the Port of Amsterdam, North Sea Port Netherlands... Read more


Steel, power and mining drive Essar tonnage growth

(Posted on 12/10/20)

Essar Ports, a leading private port infrastructure company in India, has announce that for the quarter... Read more


Crucial step for Trois-Rivières

(Posted on 12/10/20)

The Port of Trois-Rivières has received confirmation of significant financial assistance of $... Read more


BPA: borders proposals welcome but timescales short

(Posted on 12/10/20)

Responding to the publication of the UK government’s the Border Operating Model, the British Ports... Read more


Rotterdam joins new Future Fuels Network

(Posted on 07/10/20)

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has become a member of the new Future Fuels Network which was launched... Read more


PD welcomes government ports investment

(Posted on 07/10/20)

PD Ports has welcomed the Government’s announcement to invest £160million in ports and factories... Read more


HHLA invests in Trieste

(Posted on 02/10/20)

The Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) is taking a majority stake of 50.01 percent in the multi-... Read more


Search on for Antwerp breakbulk dock candidate

(Posted on 01/10/20)

The Churchill Dock, located in the middle of the Port of Antwerp, is set to become a fully-fledged &... Read more


MOU brings Niagara hubs a step closer

(Posted on 28/09/20)

A new network of Niagara logistics hubs is a step closer to reality with the signing of a Memorandum... Read more


Mid-year bulk records for Vancouver

(Posted on 27/09/20)

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has released the 2020 mid-year statistics for goods moving through... Read more


TBA GroupTMS Webinar Series COVID-19: A Leadership Perspective - ‘Container Terminals in the Pandemic - Rapid bounce back or slow recovery?ViganCimbriaCoaltrans Virtual World Coal Leaders Network 2020Bühler GmbH
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd
  • Port of Vancouver USA

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping