GREEN C PORTS project wins the IAPH World Port…

The GREEN C PORTS project, co-financed by the CEF programme of the European Union has been awarded the 2020 World Port Sustainability Award of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) – in the category of “Resilient Infrastructure”.

The award ceremony was held online on June 24 and counted with numerous participants from various ports around world, representatives from Green C Ports consortium and from INEA (European Commission). Antonio Torregrosa, Managing Director of the Fundación Valenciaport, has virtually collected the project’s award. Antonio Torregrosa described the objectives of the project and the importance of the technologies used in it to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, reduce noise levels, forecast crane productivity and measure emissions in real time at the ports of Venice, Piraeus, Bremerhaven, Wilhelmshaven and Valencia.

Dirk Beckers, Director of INEA and managing the EU grant, stated: “It makes me extremely proud that a project supported by the Connecting Europe Facility is being recognised for its excellence and has been selected to receive such a prestigious award. Transport sustainability is one of the priorities of the European Commission and INEA will continue to support projects with this objective in the future to ensure the transition towards a zero-emission transport sector”.

Moreover, the message from Patrick Verhoeven, Managing Director of IAPH, to the winner was: “You set the bar in the implementation in practice of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations in ports. We hope that many other ports in the world will be inspired by your initiatives. On behalf of all of us at the IAPH and the World Ports Sustainability Program: kind regards, take care and we hope to celebrate your successes in the future.”

The project is reaping the rewards of the joint effort from the whole consortium and with the support from the European Commission in building a very innovative project towards the support of ports’ environmental sustainability.


GREEN-C PORTS – General Assembly

On the 16th of June, the Green C Ports partners have organized a virtual General Assembly to share the progress in the project and to plan the next steps towards a successful completion of the project’s tasks.

In this case, it was the 2nd Plenary Meeting after the Kick-Off meeting celebrated in Valencia. This virtual meeting was organized as an alternative to the physical meeting originally planned in Venice. Due to global lockdown caused by COVID19, the face to face meeting was not possible.

The meeting had 5 hours of duration and it was divided into two sessions: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. In the morning session, the general progress in Activity 1 was presented. Each partner could present its ongoing progress and the work done in tasks T1.2, T1.3 and T1.4. In the afternoon session, an open discussion about Activity 2 was carried out by the partners too.