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European Environmental Ports Conference 2017

Date: 7th June 2017 - 8th June 2017 Location: Antwerp - Belgium


ACI’s European Environmental Ports Conference 2017 has now passed. Thank you for your interest, and we hope to see you in Spring/Summer 2018 at the next edition! If you would like to be considered as a speaker, register your attendance early or explore commercial opportunities at future editions, please get in touch with our team below.


The 2017 edition took place in Antwerp, Belgium, on 7th – 8th June 2017. The event brought together senior representatives from the global port community and shipping companies, as well as environmental policy-makers, academic experts, consultants, and technology providers.

Given the increasing focus on environmental regulations from the IMO and policy makers in the maritime sector, there is a growing responsibility and requirement of ports to reduce their environmental impact; it is an important time to share best practices and explore new technologies and methodologies in order to advance daily operations of a port with minimal ecological consequences.

The two-day event featured informative presentations on the very latest challenges, solutions and developments in reducing emissions, pollution and energy consumption, as well as engaging discussion around the exciting potential of co-operation and symbiosis.


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Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 898 7070
Cheryl Williams – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0623
Jean Jacques Hermans – Commercial Partnerships
+44 (0)203 141 0608
Adriano Howlett – Content
+44 (0)20 3141 0625
Claire Taylor-Payne – Logistics
+ 44 (0)20 3141 0601


Lindner Hotel & City Lounge
Lange Kievitstraat 125
Antwerp, BE-2018 Belgium
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  • Developing environmental practices to comply with changing legislation, including designation of the North Sea and Baltic Sea as a NECA
  • Reducing air emissions, including through use of LNG and other eco-friendly fuels
  • Safe and cost-effective disposal of waste, dredging materials, contaminated soil and sediments
  • Technical solutions to reduce energy consumption and speed the transition to clean energy
  • Reducing the port’s impact on local communities and wildlife—mitigating nuisance from noise, dust, and odour
  • Integrating ports and cities and moving towards a circular economy though industrial symbiosis
  • Gathering ports & shipowners to exchange best practices and discuss shared compliance with environmental regulations
  • Managing the impact of human behaviour on the environment within the port
  • The non-European perspective: case studies from ports in America and Asia
  • Reducing water consumption, improving water quality and minimising pollution—including compliance with the IMO Ballast Water Convention


José Anselmo, Former Principal Advisor, Motorways of the Sea, European Commission (Conference Chair)
Aino Rantanen, Quality and Environmental Manager, Port of Helsinki Ltd
Ron van Gelder, Senior Advisor, Port of Rotterdam Authority
Sotiris Raptis, Senior Policy Advisor for Environment and Safety, EcoPorts Coordinator, ESPO – European Sea Ports Organisation
José María Gómez Fuster, Head of Planning, Port Authority of Cartagena
Anna Bobo Remijn, Policy Officer, European Commission
Marta Citron, Head of Environmental Unit, North Adriatic Sea Port Authority
Giovanni Terranova, Head of Project Unit, North Adriatic Sea Port Authority
Raúl Cascajo, Head of Environmental Policies, Port of Valencia
Conor Feighan, Policy Advisor, FEPORT – Federation of European Private Port Operators and Terminals
Bogdan Oldakowski, Secretary General, Baltic Ports Organization
Albert Willemsen, Environment Consultant, ICOMIA
Mario Dogliani, Technical Director, SEA Europe 
Valeria Mangiarotti, Delegate for Environment, MedCruise
David Knott, Compliance Manager, Belfast Harbour
Paul Altena, Manager of European Government Affairs, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Europe
Poul Woodall, Director, Environment & Sustainability, DFDS A/S
Sandrine Devos, Secretary General, European Boating Industry
Sönke Diesener, Transport Policy Officer, NABU –  Naturschutzbund Deutschland
Sofia Fürstenberg, Innovation and Sustainability Advisor, Fürstenberg Maritime Advisory
Christian Hornstrup, Business Development Manager, EMS EMEA – Urban Solutions (Sentinel), Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S
Frank Braunschweig, CEO, Action Modulers
Jeroen Rosengarten, Manager Business Development, Evides Industriewater

All ACI’s events attract a targeted group of senior level executives and decision-makers from the industry. Our speaker line-ups are strictly end-user focused and only a select group of companies are invited to sponsor the event—to ensure the emphasis is on the industry participants, and making sure our delegates have a valuable and positive experience.

Participants at the 2017 edition included senior representatives from:


Actemium Onshore Power Supply

Action Modulers


Arcadis Belgium BV

Baltic Ports Organization

Belfast Harbour

Boskalis Nederland B.V.,

Brüel & Kjær EMS


CLIA Europe




European Boating Industry

European Commission

Evides Industriewater


Fürstenberg Maritime Advisory

Hamburg Port Authority


Lisbon Port Authority


MST Mineralien Schiffahrt

NABU – Naturschutzbund Deutschland

North Adriatic Sea Port Authority


OSIsoft UK Ltd

Port Authority Of Cartagena

Port Of Auckland

Port Of Helsinki Ltd

Port Of Rotterdam Authority

Port Of Valencia

SEA Europe




Evides Industriewater is a part of the Dutch drinking water company Evides (dating back to 1874). Nearly 50 years Evides Industriewater supplies process water and treats waste water for the (petro)chemical, oil & gas, food & beverage and agricultural industries throughout north-west Europe. These services are provided on the basis of long term service contracts, where Evides Industriewater builds, owns and operates the plants and supplies/treats industrial water to a given specification level.

The highest reliability, quality and availability is guaranteed by the in-house knowledge of processes, design and asset management, developed and matured throughout our experience in these industries. All these disciplines are focused on the whole life cycle approach, resulting in the best total cost of ownership for our customers. Evides Industriewater is independent of any technology/equipment provider and selects the solution that results in the lowest total cost of ownership.

Long term contracts have been developed and prolonged with individual industry majors, like Yara, BASF, Dow, Dupont, Shell, BP, etc. Apart from that, Evides Industriewater has developed several multi-client solutions, allowing multiple end users to benefit from the economy of scale that a single collective installation provides. In close collaboration with local port authorities and drinking water companies, Evides Industriewater has successfully developed multi-client demin water and industrial waste water treatment plants in the ports of Rotterdam and Groningen.



ActionModulers Logo 2016

ACTION Modulers is a private company located near Lisbon, Portugal, focused on numerical modelling, development of technological solutions and safety planning services. Through a strong connection to the university environment, the company continuously participates in scientific and technological developments achieving innovative solutions.

Two main business areas compose the company:

  • Research & Development Unit: developing and applying software related with numerical modelling of the (water) environment. ACTION Modulers’ products are used by hundreds of engineers and scientists worldwide.
  • Protection & Safety Unit: consulting solutions in defining and implementing corporate and legal requirements with regards to life and fire safety, including fire risk analysis and evacuation techniques.

Regarding ports, ACTION Modulers offers the breakthrough web-based mobile-friendly product ACTION Seaport, an operational forecast system to support piloting (e.g. sea level predictions, severe conditions warnings), safety operations (e.g. oil spills, search and rescue) and environmental quality (e.g. monitoring emissions from ships, ballast waters) in ports and coastal areas. ACTION Seaport aggregates multi-scale hydrodynamic, wave and atmospheric data for global and local high resolution models worldwide using an innovative and visually striking mapping technology. It’s used by ports (e.g. Port of Lisbon) and national maritime authorities (e.g. Portuguese Marine Pollution Directorate).





VITO (Flemish institute for technological research) is a leading independent European research and consulting centre for the development of sustainable technologies in the area of energy, environment, materials and remote sensing.

The VITO remote sensing research unit (https://remotesensing.vito.be/) develops innovative earth observation solutions for a variety of applications (water, biodiversity, agriculture and infrastructure). In the field of water monitoring, VITO develops software to process satellite, manned airplane and drone images into water quality maps. Aerial and satellite images cover large sections of lakes, rivers or harbours. They provide a spatial image of turbidity and the spread of algae or macrophytes, amongst other things. By doing this, they assess the representativeness of the value of a measurement that has been taken at one particular point in the water and they show where it would be best to do these point measurements in the future.

VITO also monitors soil and water via autonomous in-situ sensors for ground water and surface water via soil sensor networks and unmanned, mobile sensor platforms for water quality and quantity. We also offer policy-support applications that make it possible to monitor, observe and validate water and soil processes. As an example, the Aqua Drone is a state-of-the-art mobile sensor platform, called an Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) for environmental survey purposes in inland waters. Information can be gathered in 4D, both in space and time. Using the Aqua Drone, high resolution water quality and hydrographical data can be compiled in short time span in order to determine the water status.



At Brüel & Kjær, we help our customers solve sound and vibration challenges and develop advanced technology for measuring and managing sound and vibration. We ensure component quality, optimize product performance and improve the environment.

Our web-based environmental monitoring service, Sentinel, delivers real-time noise, vibration, dust and air quality data online. Sentinel enables ports to automatically show regulatory compliance, maximize operations and reduce community annoyance.

Because we have led the field for over 75 years, many of our researchers and developers are recognized as world experts, who aid the scientific community and teach at renowned centres.

By applying their thorough knowledge and experience, we can help you at every stage of your product’s life cycle: ensuring quality from design to manufacture, and efficiency throughout deployment and operations.

Discover how Brüel & Kjær can accelerate your business growth, delivering value that goes beyond measure.




ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Jean-Jacques Hermans 

Tel: +44 (0) 203 141 0608

Email: jhermans@acieu.net


FEPORT represents the interests of large variety of terminal operators and stevedoring companies performing operations and carrying out activities over 400 terminals in the seaports of the European Union. FEPORT speaks on behalf more than 1200 companies. FEPORT’s aim is to promote the interests of its members ie national associations and global multinational companies and to maintain constant dialogue with all EU institutional and non-institutional stakeholders.




The European Sea Ports Organisation is the principal interface between European seaports and the European institutions and its policy makers.

ESPO represents the port authorities, port associations and port administrations of the seaports of 23 Member States of the European Union and Norway at EU political level. ESPO also has observer members in Iceland and Israel.


European Boating Industry

Introducing European Boating Industry

Today the boating industry is a significant contributor to the European economy, accounting for over 32,000 businesses directly employing more than 280,000 people and generating an annual turnover of nearly 20 billion euros (23 bn EUR before crisis).

European Boating Industry represents the interests of the European leisure marine industry and its members.

Founded in 2009, European Boating Industry counts 14 members, all of them being well-established national associations in Europe.

Active on multiple levels, European Boating Industry provides policy intelligence and analysis of EU legislative proposals and initiatives to its members. It is also a source of expertise both for the industry and the policy-makers, whether at EU or national levels.

For more information, please contact:

Sandrine Devos, Secretary General

Or visit http://www.europeanboatingindustry.eu/


Port Technology International is a quarterly technical journal and online news hub, reporting news, progress and technological innovations at ports, terminals and harbours worldwide.

 The semi-hardback journal, featuring over 30 technical papers written by leading industry professionals, is divided into distinctive sections, including Port Planning, Environment & Sustainability and Container Handling, reflecting emerging trends and technical innovations that lead to greater efficiency and higher productivity at ports and terminals.

 Our website www.porttechnology.org is also updated daily covering the latest news and developments from throughout the industry.

Maritime Connector

Maritime Connector brings the latest vacancies in the maritime industry. With over 90.000 registered seafarers and over 3.700 maritime companies and recruitment agencies we collaborate with, Maritime Connector is the ultimate place to find job at sea as well as seagoing personnel.

Maritime Connector web portal contains everything a maritime professional needs; maritime news, maritime events and maritime jobs all at one place. We help seafarers to find new job opportunities and boost their careers. At the other hand, we help maritime recruiters to find their crew fast and to stay in line with the latest trends in recruitment.”


GREEN4SEA Logo (New 2017)

SAFETY4SEA / GREEN4SEA foster Safety, Environmental Excellence & Sustainable Shipping including Leading Maritime Safety Portal www.SAFETY4SEA.com, Green Portal www.GREEN4SEA.com, World’s Largest Safety & Green Conferences, attracting 1000+ delegates each every year and print publications (SAFETY4SEA Log, GREEN4SEA Log, RISK4SEA Log and CSR4SEA Log) circulated in excess of 100,000 copies globally.

Harbours Review

The Harbours Review project of the Baltic Press publishing house stands for a completely free regularly updated on-line European ports database as well as E-zines distributed to over 15,000+ subscribers with expert views on the most important issues for Europe’s port sector.


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Baltic Transport Journal is an international printed bimonthly magazine focused on transport in the Baltic Sea region (BSR) with its nine countries: Poland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

We write about all transport aspects within the logistics chain: maritime – rail – road – inland shipping – project logistics – warehousing – distribution – environment, etc.


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Project Cargo Network (PCN) is an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified organisation established to provide a networking platform for the world’s top heavy lift and project cargo specialists. Members work for many sectors including oil and gas, pulp and paper, automotive, construction, power and energy, as well as aid cargo. The fast-growing organisation comprises of 230+ specialists in 105+ countries.


Cargo Connections

Cargo Connections was formed in 2014 and offers Restricted Representation so membership is only offered to a limited number of freight forwarders who offer air, sea and road freight services per country. With a cutting-edge website, Cargo Connections offers innovative membership benefits including a useful Smartphone Service.


Universal Freight Organisation (UFO) was formed in January 2000 and today the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified association boasts representation in 120+ countries. UFO are proud to have maintained a ‘One Member per Country’ policy (with the exception of USA and China), making them one of the only remaining exclusive freight forwarder networks in the world.



Freightbook is a fast growing online database containing profiles of 1500+ freight forwarders in 140+ countries. The unique profile pages and new rating system provide a good insight into each registered company which raises confidence and increases business. Freightbook also provides a useful Smartphone Service where forwarders and suppliers to the freight industry can be found quickly on mobile devices.



Bunkerspot magazine

The bi-monthly Bunkerspot magazine, launched in February 2004, focuses on the technical, operational, commercial, environmental and legal aspects of bunkering. It is written by experienced bunker journalists and a team of highly-respected industry experts.

Bunkerspot website

The Bunkerspot website includes subscription-based real-time news and pricing service, as well as information channels, industry announcements and updates on conferences, exhibitions and other key events. An annual subscription entitles you to see all the subscribers’ newsboard stories and access thousands of articles on the Search Archive.

Visit us at www.bunkerspot.com


GlobalEnergyWatch.com – “Be the first to know”

GlobalEnergyWatch brings the latest Energy news from government, industry and major news agencies around the world. Our service has over 60,000 active subscribers and 2 million article readers per year.

GlobalEnergyWatch content is categorised in over 10 main news groups   for example: “Solar Energy News”, or “Oil & Gas News”   making recent and related articles easy to find.



InterManager is the international trade association for the shipmanagement industry. Its membership comprises in-house and third party ship managers, crew managers and associate members from throughout the shipping industry.

Collectively InterManager members are responsible for some 3,700 ships and more than 125,000 seafarers.

InterManager is the only organisation exclusively dedicated to representing the shipmanagement industry. It is a recognised and well respected organisation which represents its members at international level, lobbying on their behalf to ensure their views and needs are taken into account within the world-wide maritime industry.

In addition, InterManager is committed to improving transparency and governance in the shipping world and ensuring high standards are maintained throughout the shipmanagement sector by requesting its members to commit to its Code of Ethics and by developing a set of measurable and meaningful Key Performance Indicators.

InterManager is the voice of shipmanagement.



Worldoils is a company that combines the power of marketing as well as the in-house expertise for the Oil, Gas, Offshore and the Maritime industries. Worldoils’ web portal http://www.worldoils.com/ has become a truly central platform for visitors who need information regarding oil and gas products and services, research, training, conferences, news and events as well as a popular advertising base for providers of Oil, Gas, Marine and Offshore services. Worldoils has also launched the jobs system and a marketplace. In the recent months, Worldoils has strengthened its position as a fast developing central place for buying and selling of land rigs, offshore rigs, barge rigs and other oilfield and subsea equipment.

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