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Discover PIONEERS’ upcoming events #PIONEERSontheRoad

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Discover PIONEERS' upcoming events #PIONEERSontheRoad [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]ESPO Conference 2024 🗓️ 24-26 April 2024 |📍 Paris, France   The 20th edition of the Annual Conference of the European Sea Ports Organisation will focus on insightful discussion on navigating disruptions, shaping Europe’s future, and enhancing port resilience. PIONEERS and MAGPIE, two flagship green port projects of the European Commission, are hosting a side event titled “Smart Green Ports of the Future”, on 24 April 2024, at 2 PM. Discover 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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Belgian’s First Green Hydrogen Boiler in the Port of Antwerp-Bruges

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Belgian's First Green Hydrogen Boiler in the Port of Antwerp-Bruges [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In a groundbreaking move towards climate neutrality, the Port of Antwerp-Bruges has launched a pilot project at one of the port's buildings with a boiler running entirely on green hydrogen.   This initiative, a collaboration between Imtech, Remeha, Solencopower, and the port authorities under the PIONEERS project, demonstrates the feasibility of climate-neutral technology. It is the first time such a boiler has been used in Belgium for a workshop of this size.   The green hydrogen used in this boiler is sourced entirely from renewable energy, with 70% coming from locally produced green energy from surplus solar panels and 30% from grid-based green power purchases.   This project marks a significant milestone in the port's ambitious climate plan aimed at achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.   Read the full press release here.   Read more about the demo here.   Don't miss the boat and join PIONEERS in Shaping the Green Ports...

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PIONEERS at Connecting Europe Days 2024

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS at Connecting Europe Days 2024 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]During the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport hosted the Connecting Europe Days, Europe’s flagship mobility event, from 2-5 April 2024, in Brussels, Belgium.   PIONEERS was represented at the Port of Antwerp-Bruges stand, where participants had the opportunity to delve into the world of sustainable ports. Attendees engaged with the 19 innovative solutions of PIONEERS through the Demonstrator's Showcase Interactive Map, gaining insights into the project's objectives and its role in shaping the green ports of the future.   The event spotlighted the launch of nine new 'European Transport Corridors' of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T). These corridors bolster the resilience of Europe's transport network against climate change impacts while providing a platform to explore forthcoming funding and financing opportunities for transformative transport infrastructure projects.   Thank you for your interest in PIONEERS - together, we're paving the way towards...

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PIONEERS March 2024 Newsletter is out!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS March 2024 Newsletter is out! [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In this issue, you will find a snapshot of our past achievements, upcoming activities and PIONEERS’ developments.   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!   Download the PIONEERS Newsletter #8.[/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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Port of Constanta workshop on Green Port Master Plan

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Port of Constanta workshop on Green Port Master Plan [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On March 21, 2024, the Port of Constanta hosted a dynamic workshop dedicated to analyzing and revising its first version of the Green Port Master Plan.   Gathering representatives from the port community, environmental authorities, and local stakeholders, the workshop delved into crucial topics such as Constanta Port's role as a green logistics centre, navigating freight traffic amidst geopolitical challenges (Russia-Ukraine war), and meeting European Commission directives on alternative fuels infrastructure (AFIR) and maritime fuel (Fuel EU) regulations.   The barriers and opportunities related to the energy transition and digital transformation within the Port of Constanta were also discussed. At the heart of the discussions was the recognition that sustainable development requires collaboration and engagement from all stakeholders.   The Green Port Master Plan (GPMP) is a dynamic roadmap that aims to guide ports towards carbon neutrality and sustainable development, working as a catalyst for positive change across...

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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]...

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PIONEERS at ESPO Conference 2024

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS at ESPO Conference 2024 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The 20th edition of the Annual Conference of the European Sea Ports Organisation is taking place from 25-26 April 2024, in Paris, France. This year, the conference is organised together with the Union des Ports de France.   PIONEERS and MAGPIE, two flagship green port projects of the European Commission, will be hosting a side event titled "Smart Green Ports of the Future", on 24 April 2024, at 3:30 PM. This session will be a dynamic "Dragon's Den" game format, where the projects will share insights on their innovative solutions for the maritime sector. If you've already registered for ESPO Conferece, you can register for the workshop here. Any questions please contact imz@magellan-association.org   The ESPO Conference will focus on insightful discussion on navigating disruptions, shaping Europe's future, and enhancing port resilience. From geopolitical insights to investment outlooks, the agenda is packed with thought-provoking sessions, practical discussions, and networking opportunities.[/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 at TRA 2024

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS at TRA 2024 [/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 Dublin from 15 to 18 April 2024 and discover more about the project, its aims and recent developments.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]PIONEERS at TRA2024 programme:   ALICE booth with sister project MAGPIE Special session 6.6 “Greening of Ports & Airports” on Thursday 18th April, from 9:45 to 11 AM at Hall 8A-6 (Simmonscourt) Presentation by Inge de Wolf, project coordinator, at the UITP stand, titled "How the Port of Antwerp-Bruges supports port workers to shift towards sustainable modes of transport" at 12.00 CET Paper presentations: "Scoping Requirements For The Assessment Of The Impact Of Green Innovations In The Port Environment” by Jeffrey Willems on Tuesday, 16th April, from 9:45 to 11:00 AM, in Hall 8C - Poster Area (Simmonscourt) - Stage 1 - Poster 2.1 Transport Safety & Sustainable Logistics ...

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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...

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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...

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