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PIONEERS meets international partners in Antwerp

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS meets international partners in Antwerp [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On Monday, 4th September 2023, PIONEERS coordinator Inge de Wolf from Port of Antwerp-Bruges and Jeffrey Willems from University of Antwerp, had a productive meeting with our PIONEERS international partners the Shanghai Maritime University and the Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre (MTCC) in Antwerp, Belgium.   During the meeting, the partners discussed their work on impact monitoring in ports. The international partners' expertise extends not only to European ports but also to Chinese ports like Ningbo Zhoushan Port, Xiamen Port, and Jiangyin Port.   PIONEERS is looking forward to strengthening the collaboration and learning more about the assessment framework Shanghai Maritime University and MTCC are developing and sharing findings and results.[/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 World Conference on Transport Research 2023

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS at World Conference on Transport Research 2023 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR) is a prestigious event organised by the World Conference on Transport Research Society. It has been held every three years for nearly 50 years and covers a broad spectrum of topics within the realm of transport research.   The main goal of the conference is to bring together leading experts from all corners of the world who are passionate about transportation research. The aim is to spark lively discussions and idea-sharing about transport policies and practical applications.   The 2023 edition of WCTR was held from 17 to 21 July in Montréal, Canada. During the event, Jeffrey Willems presented the PIONEERS project highlighting the work being developed in the 19 innovative demonstrations and how they contribute to the increase in sustainability within the port sector. Attendees actively participated in the session, curious to understand more about the project and its vision.[/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 Smart City Plaza event on electrification of Mobility and Logistics

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS at Smart City Plaza event on electrification of Mobility and Logistics (SCP on Tour Dag 10, Elektrificatie) [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On 27th June 2023, the 10th Meeting of Smart City Plaza on tour was held at the Industriepark Kleefse Waard (IPKW) in Arnhem, the Netherlands, one of the most sustainable business parks in the region.   Smart City Plaza is an independent platform for governments and companies working on sustainable and smart public space, organising this event primarily for Dutch municipalities. Within the PIONEERS project, one of our partners, Venlo Municipality attended this event.   Peter van Wijlick (Venlo Municipality) presented PIONEERS, with a particular focus on the initiatives taking place in Venlo - the electric green last mile and the corridor of modular docking stations for energy containers project, while also introducing the Antwerp project, battery storage and smart management of green energy in terminal operations.   The meeting included visits to various companies located at IPKW, one...

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ENERGY GENERATION FROM WATER CURRENTS

[vc_row content_aligment="center"][vc_column][qodef_button size="" type="solid" target="_blank" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="fa-download" font_weight="" text="DOWNLOAD THE FACTSHEET" link="https://pioneers-ports.eu/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/1.-Catchy-PIONEERS_Energy-generation-from-water-currents.pdf"][vc_empty_space height="80px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1692751719642{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"] ABOUT [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] Water is an infinite source of energy, and PIONEERS is dedicated to finding innovative ways to efficiently convert this energy into electricity.   PIONEERS consortium partner De Meyer NV is currently developing an integrated Green Hydropower Platform designed for various types of port infrastructure. The platform includes a turbine with an energy-efficient axial-flux engine/generator that connects to the electricity grid, thus providing electricity for instance from the water current in the lock.   For more details about this demo, such as the methodology behind it as well as the main challenges identified so far, you can download the factsheet. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1688742515559{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"] PARTNERS INVOLVED [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4258" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4261" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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PIONEERS July 2023 Newsletter is out!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS July 2023 Newsletter is out! [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the fifth newsletter, you will find a snapshot of our past achievements, upcoming activities and PIONEERS' developments.   From international conferences to technical achievements, 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 #5.[/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 project reports are now available

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS project reports are now available [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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.   Throughout the course of the project, several reports have to be submitted as per the rules of the funding programme, Horizon 2020. If you would like to know how our consortium operates, there are several reports available 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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PIONEERS on Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers journal

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS on Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers journal [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What is the aim behind the PIONEERS project?   Valeria Burlando and Eduarda Pascoal, our consortium partners from Magellan, discussed how PIONEERS will contribute to transforming ports into sustainable green hubs by 2050. The article, from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, deepens how innovative green demonstrations are being developed together with the cooperation strategy with EU sister projects, sharing knowledge and expertise towards the green port of the future.   Download the article 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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PIONEERS at IPIC 2023

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS at IPIC 2023 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The International Physical Internet Conference (IPIC) returned for its 9th edition in sunny Athens, Greece, from 13 to 15 June 2023. Organised by ALICE ETP, ICCS and CERTH with the support of the European Commission.   IPIC serves as an open forum for researchers, industry representatives, government officials and citizens to together explore, discuss, and introduce leading-edge concepts, methodologies, recent projects, technological advancements, and start-up initiatives for current and future Physical Internet implementation.   The PIONEERS consortium played an active role in IPIC2023, with several of our partners participating and engaging with the event in various ways. On the first day, 13 June, at session 2C, Chiara Saragani, CENIT (CIMNE), Port of Barcelona, spoke on the topic of "Digital Twin for reducing emissions", focusing on the Port of Barcelona pilot, highlighting the innovative approaches to addressing environmental concerns through digital technology. Simultaneously, session 2B shed light on "The Physical Internet Living...

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2nd Green Deal Projects Support Office (GDSO) Board of Coordinators meeting

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 2nd Green Deal Projects Support Office (GDSO) Board of Coordinators meeting [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On June 5th, 2023, the second GDSO Board of Coordinators meeting took place in Brussels, Belgium. The afternoon started with an update on relevant Policy with Emilie Vandam, Policy Officer at DG RTD, followed by breakout sessions addressing cross-cutting topics, fostering engagement and knowledge exchange among all working groups.   Along with 8 inspiring research and innovation projects (Green Deal ARV, OLGA Project, TULIPS – Green Airports, oPEN Lab, Stargate - EU Green Deal, NetZeroCitiesEU, MAGPIE) from 4 different Green Deal Calls, PIONEERS is part of the EU Green Deal "Urban Environment and Mobility" working group.   This working group mainly focuses on reducing rising emissions from transport and the building sector and the increasing green transition at the urban and local levels (more sustainable (air)ports, buildings, neighbourhoods and cities). By joining forces and implementing innovative approaches and actions, the working groups aim to...

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PIONEERS at ESPO 2023

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS at ESPO 2023 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Bremenports hosted the 19th Annual Conference of the European Sea Ports Organisation on June 1-2, 2023, under the theme “Europe’s ports as partners in the race to net-zero“. The two-day conference provided insightful discussions, networking, and learning opportunities with high-level speakers.   The first day of the conference was dedicated to exploring the economic and energy outlook, with engaging discussions on the impact of game changers on supply chains and port operations. A highlight of the day was the ESPO Pop Up Port Academy, where industry leaders gathered to discuss the different funding possibilities and address crucial questions concerning the future of ports.   Pieter Vandermeeren, from Port of Antwerp-Bruges, shared insights on the PIONEERS Green Port Masterplan approach. Pieter challenged the participants to think about how we should plan for the future and make long-term strategies in a rapidly changing world. He emphasised the need for radical thinking, new skills,...

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