The growing increase of fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions around the world are causing concern among people and governments. Singapore has introduced a tax on the carbon emissions of industrial facilities which began on January 1, 2019. This was aimed at maintaining a high-quality living environment. The Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has introduced the ‘Green Port Programme’ under the Maritime Singapore Green Initiative, which aims to promote clean and green shipping in Singapore by adopting shipping practices over and above the minimum required by IMO Conventions.
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As the automation trend continues to grow rapidly in the ports and terminals sector, key stakeholders are looking for ways to deliver performance. This edition, published ahead of the Container Terminal Automation Conference 2019, focuses on how terminals can achieve results.