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5-EU Green Deal projects for greener ports and airports

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 5-EU Green Deal projects for greener ports and airports [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On January 31st, Inge de Wolf (PoAB), Pieter Vandermeeren (PoAB) and Manuela Flachi (Magellan) gathered at the Brussels Airport Company, for a working session with 4-Green Deal projects - OLGA, TULIPS, and MAGPIE, by invitation of Stargate.   The five EU Green Deals projects identified opportunities for collaboration, exploring the possibilities of enhancing synergies and tackling the current challenges the ports and airports face.   Moderated by Stargate's Floris de Haan and Giuliano Mingardo, exciting speed dating sessions and thematic panel discussions took place on various themes, including hydrogen, green mobility and digitalisation, resulting in the agreement to meet again and set up expert working groups concerning hydrogen, KPIs, master planning and e-learnings.   PIONEERS project thanks all the participating projects for the intensive knowledge exchange, as said by Benjamin Bouzon from TULIPS, "today clearly showed that there is great potential in closer cooperation between ports and airports."   We...

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4th Technical Committee Meeting on Waterborne Transport and Multimodality 2022

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 4th Technical Committee Meeting on Waterborne Transport and Multimodality 2022 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]From 14 to 16 December 2022, took place in Port of Antwerp-Bruges the 4th Technical Committee Meeting on Waterborne Transport and Multimodality.   Representatives from TCT Permanent Secretariat, Belgium and European Commission welcomed the participants on the first day, followed by presentations about the TCT Secretariat’s activities.   Interesting reflections were held about the multimodality activities by the European Commission, with Mircea Ionescu and Roberto Ferravante from DG MOVE focusing on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and Villu Varjas (DG MOVE) on Electronic Freight Transport Information (eFTI) implementation and the latest developments.   Nico Suys (PoAB) discussed the cross-sectoral issues related to the Transport of Dangerous Goods (TDG), IWW and Maritime digitalisation.   During the afternoon, two separate technical committee meetings were held. The TDG committee discussed the challenges in implementing Directive 2008/68/EC by the Regional Partners and the multimodal issues in TDG. The Waterborne committee presented the activities on...

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Kick-off meeting for T4.4 on the Corridor of Modular Docking Stations for Energy Containers demo

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Kick-off meeting for T4.4 on the Corridor of Modular Docking Stations for Energy Containers demo [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On November 30, 2022, ZES (Zero Emission Services), PIONEERS partner, hosted the kick-off meeting for T4.4 on the Corridor of Modular Docking Stations for Energy Containers Demonstrator, with all the contributing partners, ECT (Hutchison Ports Venlo), TCT (Hutchison Ports Belgium), Danser, Gemeente Venlo, University Maastricht and PoAB (Port of Antwerp-Bruges).   The purpose of the meeting was to validate the scope, time plan and roles for the demo under the Pillar Clean Energy Production, Storage and Supply. The main goal is a feasibility study of the location of modular docking stations at the Antwerp-Willebroek-Venlo corridor.   ZES offers a new energy system to make inland shipping more sustainable: a complete product and services package for emission-free sailing based on exchangeable battery containers with green electricity, charging stations, technical support, and an innovative payment concept for barge owners.   The meeting ended with a...

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Macomi and PoAB Demo on Vessel Traffic Optimisation

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Macomi and PoAB Demo on Vessel Traffic Optimisation [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What will maritime traffic in a port look like in the future? What effect would a brand-new terminal, increased vessel movements, or adjusted vessel operations have?   The Port of Antwerp-Bruges and Macomi's simulation solution PortGenie are creating a Vessel Traffic Optimisation demonstrator within the PIONEERS project to address these questions.   By using business rules and AIS data, realistic vessel movements and interactions can be simulated, with highly detailed movement over the waterways and optimal berth and lock planning.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="26px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_btn title="Watch the full video of the simulation" style="custom" custom_background="#fbaf3f" custom_text="#ffffff" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dl0KEnfRjrxw"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For more information about Vessel Optimisation Demo, you can contact Timo Koppenberg from Macomi.   Interested to know more about the other innovative solutions the PIONEERS project is working on? Join our stakeholder community, so you never miss a thing![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]JTNDc3R5bGUlM0UlMEEucW9kZWYtcG9ydGZvbGlvLXRpdGxlJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwRElTUExBWSUzQSUyME5PTkUlMjAlMjFpbXBvcnRhbnQlM0IlMEElN0QlMEEuc21hbGwtc2xpZGVyLnFvZGVmLXBvcnRmb2xpby1zaW5nbGUtaG9sZGVyJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwTUFSR0lOLVRPUCUzQSUyMDEwMFBYJTIwJTIxaW1wb3J0YW50JTNCJTBBJTdEJTBBJTNDJTJGc3R5bGUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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PIONEERS continues Shaping the Green Ports of the Future

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS continues Shaping the Green Ports of the Future [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On November 21st 2022, the Port of Antwerp-Bruges held an inspiring and constructive meeting with Gerwin Zomer (Brightlands Institute for Supply Chain Innovation - BISCI), Pieter Vandermeeren (PoAB), Eva Burm (PoAB), and Peter Van Wijlick (Port of Venlo) to discuss the approach for a Green Port Master Plan.   From discussing several topics in the morning: systems theory, systems design, ecosystem innovation, economic growth and transhipment volume growth in port scenario planning and the relevance of modal shift policies if all transport modes have to become carbon neutral anyway, the partners successfully integrated these conceptual models into a pragmatic approach for Green Port Master planning.   PIONEERS project is continuously working hard on the co-creating and development of the Master Plan to address the challenges faced by European ports to reduce their environmental impact while remaining competitive and offering added value in a sustainable global trade...

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PIONEERS at TRA2022 – Download the presentations!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS at TRA 2022 - Download the presentations! [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]PIONEERS attended the largest European research and technology conference on transport and mobility – the Transport Research Arena (TRA), from 14 to 17 November 2022.   On November 16th, 4 EU GREEN Deal H2020 projects - StarGate Project srls | OLGA Project | PIONEERS Ports | MAGPIE - were represented at the European Commission booth in a joint conversation on how ports and airports can contribute to achieving EU Green Deal goals of climate neutrality by 2050.   Thierry Vanelslander (University of Antwerp) presented the PIONEERS project's aims and developments towards the environmental impact reduction alongside Maarten Flikkema, who represented MAGPIE, PIONEERS sister project. During the conversation, a particular focus was on the projects' complementarities in shaping a Green Port Masterplan.   "Ports and airports play a key role in the decarbonisation of transport and the logistic chains. One of our ambitions is to exploit the synergies between these...

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Port of Barcelona is the winner of the 2022 ESPO Award

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Port of Barcelona is the winner of the 2022 ESPO Award [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We proudly announce that the Port of Barcelona, one of the PIONEERS' partners, won the 2022 ESPO Award!   On the 8th of November, the Port Authority of Barcelona has been awarded the ESPO Award 2022, in acknowledgement of projects aimed at the social inclusion of ports, mainly in recognition of the role of maritime passenger transport in enhancing city connectivity and bringing added value to the local community.   Its project "Your Port Opens Up Again" is centred on the integration of Barcelona's old port and city through the completion of the reorganization of the flows of passenger traffic, solving most of the congestion problems and returning precious space on the waterfront.   In PIONEERS, the Port of Barcelona has a crucial role in the Master Plan elaboration, focusing on the implementation of innovations converting the enhancement of the city connectivity and the creation of...

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PIONEERS November 2022 Newsletter is out!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS November 2022 Newsletter is out! [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the third newsletter, we rewind to show you the past 3 months' achievements and developments of PIONEERS, including activities and events.   From networking activities to demonstration workshops, make sure you don’t miss any future relevant event and technical outcome of the project by subscribing to our newsletter here!   Download the PIONEERS Newsletter #3.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]JTNDc3R5bGUlM0UlMEEucW9kZWYtcG9ydGZvbGlvLXRpdGxlJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwRElTUExBWSUzQSUyME5PTkUlMjAlMjFpbXBvcnRhbnQlM0IlMEElN0QlMEEuc21hbGwtc2xpZGVyLnFvZGVmLXBvcnRmb2xpby1zaW5nbGUtaG9sZGVyJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwTUFSR0lOLVRPUCUzQSUyMDEwMFBYJTIwJTIxaW1wb3J0YW50JTNCJTBBJTdEJTBBJTNDJTJGc3R5bGUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Meet PIONEERS at TRA 2022!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Meet PIONEERS at TRA 2022! [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The largest European research and technology conference on transport and mobility - the Transport Research Arena (TRA), is fast approaching! Join PIONEERS in Lisbon from 14 to 17 November 2022 and discover more about the project, its aims and developments.   Meet PIONEERS during the exhibition at: - the European Commission booth (Pav.2 - 2.14), with a PIONEERS' presentation on November 16th at 1:00 p.m. -  ALICE’s booth (Pav. 2 - 2.13 - 5b), with a presentation on November 17th at 12:15 at the Logistics Innovation Theatre - during Strategic Session 3.2. – Sustainable ports and airports on 16th November at 13:15, where Inge De Wolf, PIONEERS Project Coordinator, will discuss with the other panellists the best solutions and practices to make ports and airports green and sustainable and the contributions in this perspective from R&I actions   We are looking forward to meeting you there!   Find more here[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]JTNDc3R5bGUlM0UlMEEucW9kZWYtcG9ydGZvbGlvLXRpdGxlJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwRElTUExBWSUzQSUyME5PTkUlMjAlMjFpbXBvcnRhbnQlM0IlMEElN0QlMEEuc21hbGwtc2xpZGVyLnFvZGVmLXBvcnRmb2xpby1zaW5nbGUtaG9sZGVyJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwTUFSR0lOLVRPUCUzQSUyMDEwMFBYJTIwJTIxaW1wb3J0YW50JTNCJTBBJTdEJTBBJTNDJTJGc3R5bGUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Great success for PIONEERS 1st International Conference!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Great success for PIONEERS 1st International Conference! [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]With plenty of engaged people and companies, the event hosted in Port of Antwerp-Bruges has been a powerful opportunity to set the basis of the continuous dialogue among the PIONEERS Stakeholders Community for the upcoming years, focusing on the acceleration of the transition to climate neutrality for EU ports.   With plenary sessions, interactive breakouts, round tables and inspiring speeches, PIONEERS confirmed the ambition to make green ports the norm for our sustainable future.   The project has been up and running for one year now, and the celebration at the "Shaping the Green Port of the Future" International Conference was the perfect opportunity to bring together ports, policymakers, industry players, academics, and technology providers to engage them in an intense and open discussion about how to make the process of transition to the envisioned desired sustainable future a reality, planning the change process.   The following two years are...

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