The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) has given its support for the EU’s MAGPIE initiative, setting out how innovation can achieve net-zero carbon ports through innovation.
With its main focus areas on environment, safety, security, and performance, PEMA says it aligns with the MAGPIE scheme’s key goals.
The MAGPIE initiative is part of Horizon 2020, the EU’s largest research and innovation programme to date, backed by more than $95 billion of funding, which calls for the building of a “low-carbon, climate resilient future”.
“PEMA believes the MAGPIE proposal will deliver a roadmap towards green ports of the future by 2050 and would therefore like to give our warmest possible recommendation of support for this important cross-disciplinary innovation action,” PEMA President, Ottonel Popesco, said in a statement.
Popesco added that PEMA will share results of the project within its network which represents the interests of more than 125 port equipment and technology suppliers worldwide.
“It is vital to ensure that new, innovative technologies that reduce environmental impact receive the necessary support to come to market. We must all work together to combat the environmental challenges we face,” he noted.