Why are the port’s environmental impacts our priority? 

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While efficient ports are vital to the economic development of their surrounding areas, the related ship traffic, the handling of the goods in the ports, and the hinterland distribution can cause a number of negative environmental impacts.

Shipping has an environmental impact both in ports, as well as in the immediate vicinity of the ports. Examples of these impacts are noise from ship engines and machinery used for loading and unloading, exhausts of particles, CO2, NOx, and SO2 from the ship’s main and auxiliary engines, and dust from the handling of substances such as grain, sand, and coal.

For the next 30 months, the SEANERGY Project aims to provide solutions to all these fundamental issues first by understanding the current EU ports’ situation and stakeholders (WP1) and soon after by leading a gap analysis of the EU port clean energy transition (WP2).

Those first steps will allow our partners to create the SEANERGY Master Plan (WP3) and implement it worldwide (WP4).

Thank you to all our project partners Magellan Circle, World Maritime University, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, RINA, Fundación Valenciaport, Ennshafen OÖ GmbH, DAFNI Network, Future Proof Shipping, Eco Imagination, ATPERSON, ZER0-E Engineering, Anleg GmbH for these promising efforts.

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