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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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PIONEERS General Assembly in Port House Antwerp

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS General Assembly in Port House Antwerp [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On 19th October, all 46 project partners met at the Port House in Antwerp for the PIONEERS General Assembly.   All Work Packages presented the project developments and achievements and shared the ideas and methodologies as well as the next actions to be taken. The meeting was an opportunity to reinforce the co-creation process of the path towards the Green Port Masterplan for the harmonised greening of EU ports.   Interactive sessions and knowledge exchange were a precious source of the open learning process, based on the work developed in the WP1 Market uptake of PIONEERS PORTable Innovations, WP2 Green Ports Master Plan, WP3 PIONEERS Actions: requirements co-definition, specifications, cross-action alignment and deployment monitoring, WP4 Clean Energy production, storage & supply, WP5 Sustainable Port design, WP6 Modal Shift and Flows Optimisation, WP7 Digital Transformation, WP8 Co-transferability of PIONEERS innovations, WP9 impact assessment and process evaluation, WP10 Cross-cooperation,...

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PIONEERS Official Video is out!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS Official Video is out! [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We are thrilled to announce that the PIONEERS' video is out!   PIONEERS is a highly ambitious project, rethinking all aspects of port operations: from terminal operations, concession agreements, mobility, connectivity and fuels to cooperation models and energy production, storage and use. The project has a five-year timeframe and has started at the end of 2021! The project's main goal is to shape a Green Port Masterplan for a harmonised approach of EU ports to emissions reduction and to achieve this, PIONEERS is working hard on concrete projects for sustainable innovation, aiming to strengthen the role of ports as central hubs for GHG-neutral shipping.   PIONEERS is coordinated by the Port of Antwerp-Bruges and, with a consortium of 47 partners, will implement green port innovation demonstrations across four main pillars: Clean Energy Production and Supply Sustainable Port Design Modal Shift and Flows Optimization Digital transformation   Watch the video here!   Do not...

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PIONEERS at the NVB congress 2022

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS at the NVB congress 2022 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Without an active role of inland ports, sustainable goals will not be achieved!   The Annual Conference of the Dutch Association of Inland Ports (NVB) in Venray, Limburg, with over 250 attendees, had the presence of PIONEERS and its sister project MAGPIE.   PIONEERS was represented at the Market Place by the Municipality of Venlo (Peter van Wijlick), BISCI/Maastricht University (Adriana Saraceni & Gerwin Zomer) and Panteia (Arnaud Burgess).   Starting with four interesting excursions focusing on logistics in combination with nature, innovation, sustainability or health, an exciting afternoon programme in Schouwburg in Venray followed the morning programme. The importance of inland ports in the logistics chain, cross-border cooperation of the inland ports in Limburg and the European ground-breaking shore power initiative were some of the themes discussed by the panel of speakers. There were also two inspiring panel discussions on modal shift with Marjan Beelen on the panel and a...

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PIONEERS at the Green Deal Arena

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS at the Green Deal Arena [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]PIONEERS attends the Green Deal Arena to co-create a fair and sustainable Europe on 4th October 2022. Christian Norden, Innovation Manager within the PIONEERS project and Consultant at BAL, and Manuela Flachi, Senior Transport Manager at Magellan Circle, gather both online and in person (Brussels), respectively, with high-level participants from diverse local movements, policy groups, and research institutes working on just sustainability transitions across Europe.   This represents a unique opportunity to learn more about transition thinking applied to the PIONEERS project and be involved in downscaling EU-level policies to a regional level, discovering valuable insights into how it works on the ground.   The main topics to explore are the leading players in Europe that are contributing to Green Deals objectives in practice; the way organisations can co-create transition pathways for just and sustainable change; and how we can bridge the ‘shared’ middle ground between, for example, collectives/individuals,...

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The first steps were taken towards a Green Port Master Plan

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The first steps were taken towards a Green Port Master Plan [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The PIONEERS ports of Barcelona, Constanta, Venlo and Antwerp-Bruges are taking the first steps towards a Green Port Master Plan.   However, before envisioning a desired future, PIONEERS focuses on understanding the complex port system as it is. European Integrated Projects, PIONEERS partner, familiarized the ports during a two-day workshop in Bucharest with various techniques that will support engaging with complex port systems and their actors. With an expanded toolbox of methodologies, the PIONEERS project can now start digging into the system!   Click on the picture and have a look at the photo gallery!   Stay tuned with #PIONEERSeuports and join our stakeholder community! [/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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Unique floating PV energy production project in Constanta Port!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Unique floating PV energy production project in Constanta Port! [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="5px"][vc_column_text]In the scope of the 19 demos of the PIONEERS project with specific reference to the field of production, storage and supply of renewable energy, Constanța Port launched a new project to produce photovoltaic energy through a floating PV system located in berth 99.   The system is designed to produce 15,000 kWh annually and withstand a wave amplitude of one meter. It is unique in its mobility and can be moved where there is a need to supply electricity. The Maritime Ports Administration Constanța intends to provide electricity in the area of berth 99 and its extension for public lighting and tugboats, using the energy produced by this innovative system.   The system is composed of floaters, an anchoring system, a platform accessible to the staff, equipment for cable installation, solar panels, and energy storage systems and allows easy remote data transmission. Depending on...

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