Archive

PIONEERS at Vervoerslogistieke Werkdagen 2024

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS at Vervoerslogistieke Werkdagen 2024 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The 29th edition of Vervoerslogistieke Werkdagen (VLM) was held on 21-22 March 2024, in Tegelen, the Netherlands. During the event, PIONEERS partners Gerwin Zomer (University of Maastricht) and Peter Van Wijlick (Venlo) presented their collaborative paper "Inland Ports in Transition – A Green Port Master Plan for the Port of Venlo", which focused on strategies for achieving climate neutrality by 2050 and leveraging the innovative demonstrations of the PIONEERS project. The presentation sparked an engaging discussion on the multi-level perspective methodology.   VLM serves as a vital platform for advancing logistics research and practice, facilitating discussions on the latest developments in the field. Through parallel sessions and roundtable talks, participants shared their newest research findings across various topics in the field, contributing to the overall advancement of the industry.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]JTNDc3R5bGUlM0UlMEEucW9kZWYtcG9ydGZvbGlvLXRpdGxlJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwRElTUExBWSUzQSUyME5PTkUlMjAlMjFpbXBvcnRhbnQlM0IlMEElN0QlMEEuc21hbGwtc2xpZGVyLnFvZGVmLXBvcnRmb2xpby1zaW5nbGUtaG9sZGVyJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwTUFSR0lOLVRPUCUzQSUyMDEwMFBYJTIwJTIxaW1wb3J0YW50JTNCJTBBJTdEJTBBJTNDJTJGc3R5bGUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

Continue Reading

How the Green Deal Call-funded projects are tackling mobility aspects of the Fit for 55 proposals

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] How the Green Deal Call-funded projects are tackling mobility aspects of the Fit for 55 proposals [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This report delves into the core challenges faced by the aviation and shipping industries in meeting Fit for 55 targets. It underscores the need for technological development and low-carbon infrastructure.   These challenges are addressed by five Green Deal Call-funded projects, including PIONEERS, MAGPIE, STARGATE, OLGA and TULIPS. These projects introduce several innovative solutions while supporting international agreements such as CORSIA in aviation and the IMO Greenhouse Gas Strategy in shipping.   The report emphasizes the pivotal role of scientific research and policy initiatives, exemplified by these projects, in achieving sustainable, low-carbon mobility and meeting Fit for 55 targets.   This report was published by the Green Deal Projects Support Office (GDSO). The GDSO was established to support the projects funded under the Green Deal Call and to help facilitate collaboration, share best practices and increase their impact.   Read the full report...

Continue Reading

Green Deal Inland Shipping event 2024

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Green Deal Inland Shipping event 2024 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Green Deal Inland Shipping (Green Deal Binnenvaart in Dutch) was set up to enable the launch of a new green era for Flemish logistics. It is one of the 16 Flemish Green Deals that the government launched to stimulate and strengthen sustainable initiatives through voluntary, ambitious agreements between companies, organisations and the government. This initiative brings together key stakeholders such as De Vlaamse Waterweg nv, the Department of Mobility and Public Works (MOW), Port of Antwerp-Bruges, North Sea Port, the Federation of Belgian Inland Shipping, Knowledge Centre for Inland Navigation Flanders and VIL, and 78 other partners who want to contribute to the greening of inland shipping.   On 22 February 2024, Arne Strybos from PoAB attended an event at North Sea port as part of the Green Deal Inland Shipping Initiative. The event provided updates on the various ongoing actions of the Flemish Green Deal inland shipping initiatives and introduced new insights and innovations in the...

Continue Reading

Exploring Green Port Master Plans with PIONEERS

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Exploring Green Port Master Plans with PIONEERS [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On December 19, 2023, Inge de Wolf, the PIONEERS project coordinator, and Arne-Jan Polman, the MAGPIE project coordinator, engaged C-MAT students in a dynamic session at the University of Antwerp. The workshop kicked off with an insightful presentation on both projects, showcasing their impact on shaping the future of energy transition. The focus of the session was on the Green Port Master Plans (GPMP) and their impact on the future of ports. The students actively participated in the challenges on how to maximise the impact of Green Port Master Plans, leading to a deep dive into the root causes. Using the STEEP (Sociological, Technological, Economical, Environmental, and Political) framework, they mapped out the obstacles. This session provided a great opportunity to showcase the unique perspectives of both projects, fostering a comprehensive understanding of the port ecosystem. Together, they explored strategies to ensure that the Green Port Masterplans...

Continue Reading

PIONEERS featured on Port of Barcelona platform PierNext

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS featured on Port of Barcelona platform PierNext [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Barcelona hosted on 8-9 November 2023, the General Assembly of PIONEERS. Several consortium partners engaged in insightful interviews, providing perspectives on the future of port sustainability and highlighting the pivotal role of the PIONEERS project in shaping sustainable ports. Thanks to diverse technological and social landscapes, PIONEERS members share a common commitment to sustainable development bringing a new perspective to Green Ports. Pieter Vandermeeren, Green Port Master Planner from PoAB, emphasized the collaborative spirit among all partners. Tim Durant, Associate Director of Transport & Mobility Planning at SLR Consulting, further complemented this, saying it makes work more efficient and accelerates progress.   The transferability of both data and knowledge stands as a key priority for PIONEERS. Giannis Kanellopoulos, Scientific and Technical Director of PIONEERS from ICCS, highlighted the project's dedication to sharing innovations beyond its members, focusing on clean energy, sustainable port design, modal shift optimization,...

Continue Reading

PIONEERS December 2023 Newsletter is out!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS December 2023 Newsletter is out! [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the latest newsletter, you will find a snapshot of our past achievements, upcoming activities, and PIONEERS’ progress.   From international conferences to technical developments, make sure you don’t miss any future relevant event and outcome of the project by subscribing to our newsletter here!   We look forward to seeing you in person soon at the upcoming events! Happy reading on behalf of the whole PIONEERS team!   Read the PIONEERS Newsletter #7.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]JTNDc3R5bGUlM0UlMEEucW9kZWYtcG9ydGZvbGlvLXRpdGxlJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwRElTUExBWSUzQSUyME5PTkUlMjAlMjFpbXBvcnRhbnQlM0IlMEElN0QlMEEuc21hbGwtc2xpZGVyLnFvZGVmLXBvcnRmb2xpby1zaW5nbGUtaG9sZGVyJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwTUFSR0lOLVRPUCUzQSUyMDEwMFBYJTIwJTIxaW1wb3J0YW50JTNCJTBBJTdEJTBBJTNDJTJGc3R5bGUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

Continue Reading

PIONEERS at Emission-free Inland Ports event 2023

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS at Emission-free Inland Ports event 2023 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As a part of the Schone Lucht Akkoord (Clean Air Agreement) program, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Waterways organised an event focused on emission-free inland ports on December 12, 2023, in Utrecht, the Netherlands.   Peter van Wijlick from the Municipality of Venlo and Gerwin Zomer from BISCI presented Port of Venlo’s Green Port Master Plan approach, within the work developed in PIONEERS. The presentation led to a lively discussion both on the strategy to guide the Port to be climate-neutral by 2050 and how it can benefit from the 19 innovative demos from the PIONEERS project. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]JTNDc3R5bGUlM0UlMEEucW9kZWYtcG9ydGZvbGlvLXRpdGxlJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwRElTUExBWSUzQSUyME5PTkUlMjAlMjFpbXBvcnRhbnQlM0IlMEElN0QlMEEuc21hbGwtc2xpZGVyLnFvZGVmLXBvcnRmb2xpby1zaW5nbGUtaG9sZGVyJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwTUFSR0lOLVRPUCUzQSUyMDEwMFBYJTIwJTIxaW1wb3J0YW50JTNCJTBBJTdEJTBBJTNDJTJGc3R5bGUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

Continue Reading

PIONEERS at Danube Port Days 2023

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS at Danube Port Days 2023 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This year's Danube Port Days took place at thinkport VIENNA – smart urban logistics from November 23-24, 2023. Pro Danube in cooperation with the Green Inland Ports Study, MultiRELOAD, and Innovation Action SYNERGETICS projects, organised the event with the valued support of the Danube Ports Network.   PIONEERS was present at the conference by our consortium partners Peter van Wijlick from Municipality of Venlo and Nik Delmeire from European Inland Waterway Transport Platform. This was a great opportunity for knowledge exchange and participation in discussions regarding sustainable growth and development within the inland port sector, functional to the development of a green port masterplan adapted to the peculiarities of such a context.   The event served as a unique opportunity for our partners to connect with the broader Inland Waterway community, fostering connections both within the Danube Region and beyond.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]JTNDc3R5bGUlM0UlMEEucW9kZWYtcG9ydGZvbGlvLXRpdGxlJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwRElTUExBWSUzQSUyME5PTkUlMjAlMjFpbXBvcnRhbnQlM0IlMEElN0QlMEEuc21hbGwtc2xpZGVyLnFvZGVmLXBvcnRmb2xpby1zaW5nbGUtaG9sZGVyJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwTUFSR0lOLVRPUCUzQSUyMDEwMFBYJTIwJTIxaW1wb3J0YW50JTNCJTBBJTdEJTBBJTNDJTJGc3R5bGUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

Continue Reading

PIONEERS at AIVP Conference 2023

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS at AIVP Conference 2023 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]PIONEERS was represented in Venice, Italy, from November 16th to 18th, 2023, for the AIVP Conference. Themed "Linking Ports and Citizens: A shared vision for the Future", the event was organised by AIVP in collaboration with the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority of Venice.   The conference offered a rich program featuring engaging sessions that explore various topics, including citizen engagement in the implementation of solutions for the energy transition, climate change and resilient port cities. The balance between tourism and the blue economy with local priorities, and how port-city interface projects can connect citizens with their port, will be other relevant topics of discussion. PIONEERS and its sister project MAGPIE had a joint stand at the event. It was an incredible opportunity to share with participants how EU-funded initiatives are actively shaping the future of ports. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]JTNDc3R5bGUlM0UlMEEucW9kZWYtcG9ydGZvbGlvLXRpdGxlJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwRElTUExBWSUzQSUyME5PTkUlMjAlMjFpbXBvcnRhbnQlM0IlMEElN0QlMEEuc21hbGwtc2xpZGVyLnFvZGVmLXBvcnRmb2xpby1zaW5nbGUtaG9sZGVyJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwTUFSR0lOLVRPUCUzQSUyMDEwMFBYJTIwJTIxaW1wb3J0YW50JTNCJTBBJTdEJTBBJTNDJTJGc3R5bGUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

Continue Reading

PIONEERS Interactive Map is now LIVE!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS Interactive Map is now LIVE! [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The PIONEERS project is developing 19 ambitious demonstrators in the fields of clean energy production and supply, sustainable port design, modal shift and flow optimization, and digital transformation.   The interactive map portrays all the demos and aims to demonstrate the applicability and feasibility of green innovative solutions for ports, acting as a lighthouse for EU ports.   Step into the world of innovation, sustainability, and transformative technology as you explore our 19 innovative demonstrations here.   Join #PIONEERSeuports on its journey to Shaping the Green Ports of the Future![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]JTNDc3R5bGUlM0UlMEEucW9kZWYtcG9ydGZvbGlvLXRpdGxlJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwRElTUExBWSUzQSUyME5PTkUlMjAlMjFpbXBvcnRhbnQlM0IlMEElN0QlMEEuc21hbGwtc2xpZGVyLnFvZGVmLXBvcnRmb2xpby1zaW5nbGUtaG9sZGVyJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwTUFSR0lOLVRPUCUzQSUyMDEwMFBYJTIwJTIxaW1wb3J0YW50JTNCJTBBJTdEJTBBJTNDJTJGc3R5bGUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

Continue Reading