Over the last decade, the European Commission has stressed the urgent need to decarbonise the transport sector and improve environmental performance in the fight against climate change. Unfortunately, port activities innately come with a heavy environmental burden that needs to be mitigated through a more sustainable and efficient operational model.
Within this context, innovations across the entire logistics chain have become the central axes of the new smart-port paradigm that aims to
combine technology, growth and regional development with the long-term goals as stated by the European Union (e.g. a reduction of at least 40% of GHGs by 2030 as defined in 1990) and other institutions.
In this regard, in a scenario where competitiveness and even citizens’ acceptance of European ports depends on their ability to innovate and mitigate their effects on the environment, projects such as GREEN C Ports, co-funded by the European Commission through the Connecting Europe Facility programme, and coordinated by Fundación Valenciaport, become vital to reduce the impact of port operations on their cities.
GREEN C PORTS
The GREEN C Ports Acti on will pilot the use of sensors, big data platf orms, business intelligence tools and artificial intelligence modelling at the ports of Valencia, Venice…