“Innovative infrastructure for Europe 2030” was the central theme on the third day of TRA 2022. The plenary session built on the concerns expressed on Monday about transport infrastructure not being able to keep up with the technological advancements that can support the sector’s green transition, while one of the more in-depth strategic sessions focused specifically on the role of ports and airports.
The first collaboration within the PIONEERS project starts with the implementation phase in the Antwerp Euroterminal (AET). Indeed within the multipurpose terminal in Verrebroek, AET is implementing an energy transition strategy based on the installation of solar panels and wind turbines that will ensure that on a daily basis, in ideal conditions, a maximum capacity of 12.6 Megawatts of green energy can be generated on the company site.
An international consortium of 46 partners led by the Port of Antwerp-Bruges will receive a €25 million grant from the European Horizon 2020 programme. The PIONEERS consortium representing leading ports, terminal- and transport operators, forwarders, knowledge institutes, technology developers, innovators and public entities will showcase concrete solutions reducing GHG emissions in ports while safeguarding their competitiveness. The project has a timeframe of 5 years starting at the end of 2021.