The Port of Constanta organised an online workshop within the PIONEERS project, work package 3 – PIONEERS Actions, on 20 January, 2022. The event, in search of the most efficient environmental practices, gathered more than 80 representatives of the port community, local authorities, universities and project partners.
PIONEERS is a highly ambitious five-year project (2021-2026) that aims to rethink all aspects of port operations, from terminal operations, concession agreements, mobility, connectivity, fuels to cooperation models and energy production, storage and use, in order to achieve the European target of zero GHG emissions by 2050.
The aim of this workshop was to present to the port community as well as other stakeholders: local community, authorities, 19 demonstrations of green innovation solutions from the PIONEERS project on emission reduction, clean energy production and supply, sustainable port design, multimodalism, flow optimization, and digital transformation.
Florin Goidea, General Manager of CN APM SA, pointed out at the opening of the workshop: “The Constanta Sea Ports Administration, as the port authority of the largest Romanian seaport, included in the TEN-T core European transport network, is aware that it has responsibilities and obligations to meet the objective of reducing emissions and reducing the carbon footprint for all activities and services falling within its scope of activity and has already taken the first steps in this regard. The PIONEERS project supports us in establishing open and transparent communication with the port and local community”.
The event focused on the detailed presentation of 7 of these innovations, which will be transferred during the project to the Port of Constanta, the objective being to analyse their implementation and transferability, while identifying possible barriers to this process.
The international consortium PIONEERS is composed of 46 partners and is led by the Port of Antwerp. Within the project, the Port of Constanta, together with the Port of Barcelona (Spain) and the Port of Venlo (Netherlands), represent the three partner ports that will learn from the experience of the leading port and gain knowledge in the newest areas on the Green Deal priority list.
News taken from the Porto of Constanta website.
January 23, 2022