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European Environmental Ports Conference 2018

Date: 16th May 2018 - 17th May 2018 Location: Antwerp - Belgium

The European Environmental Ports Conference 2018 will take place on 16-17th May 2018.The event will bring 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 features 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.


16th May 2018
17th May 2018
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Cheryl Williams – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 (0) 203 141 0605


Ramada Plaza Antwerp
Desguinlei 94
Antwerp, 2018 Belgium
+32 3 244 82 11
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  • Maintaining Compliance and Keeping up with Environmental Legislation
  • Tackling the Issue of Air Quality and Working Towards a Genuine Solution
  • Onshore Power Supply: A Potential Solution to Pollution
  • Improving Relationships with the Local Area
  • Key Practices in Removing Waste from Ports
  • Water Quality in Ports
  • Alternative Approaches and Ideas to Make Ports Greener
  • Environmental Strategies and Implementations Across all Sectors to Improve the Environment in Ports
  • Brian Simpson OBE, European Co-coordinator, Motorways of the Sea, European Commission
  • Anna Bobo Remijn, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission
  • Raúl Cascajo, Head of Environmental Policies, Port of Valencia
  • Jordi Vila, Head of Environmental Affairs, Port of Barcelona
  • Liz Fagg, Environment Manager, Port of Dover
  • Alessandro Bertorello, Director, Environmental, Carnival Maritime GmbH
  • Stefania Lallai, Sustainability and External Relations Director, Costa Crociere Spa 
  • Eric de Deckere, Technical Manager- Environment, Port of Antwerp
  • Ashley Woods, Lead Environmental Advisor, APM Terminals
  • Anika Beiersdorf, Environmental Specialist, Hamburg Port Authority
  • Wim Stubbe, Business Development Manager, Port of Oostende
  • Poul Woodall, Director, Environment & Sustainability, DFDS A/S
  • Rosa Mari Darbra, Associate Professor, Polytechnic University of Catalonia
  • Julio de la Cueva, Studies at Cabinet, National Ports Agency (OPPE)
  • Bogdan Ołdakowski, Secretary General, Baltic Ports Organization
  • Sotiris Raptis, Senior Advisor​ For Environment​ And​ Safety, Coordinator Of EcoPorts, ESPO
  • Conor Feighan, Policy Advisor, FEPORT– Federation of European Private Port Operators and Terminals
  • TBA, Port of Livorno
  • Federico Carotenuto, Research Fellow, Institute Of Bio-meteorology,
  • Michael Hindmarsh, Global Marketing Manager, AkzoNobel
  • Ingemar Gustavsson, Business Unit Manager, ACTEMIUM
  • Kai Sievers, CEO, ENDEGS Mobile VOC Combustion
  • Larry Rumbol, Parker Kittiwake UK

If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:

Dan Chapman

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0616

Email: [email protected]


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.


The Baltic Ports Organization is a regional ports organization inspiring and supporting its members while cooperating pro-actively with relevant partners. BPO was established on October 10, 1991, in Copenhagen, with an aim to facilitate cooperation among the ports and to monitor and improve the possibilities for shipping in the Baltic Sea region.

Development over the past years has proceeded very quickly and at present BPO has entered new, challenging and exciting phases. Currently, included in BPO are 41 of the most significant ports in the nine countries surrounding the Baltic Sea as well as seven friendship members. BPO is well-recognized within the BSR, in EU bodies and other European regions.

The organization’s mission is to contribute to economic, social and environmental sustainable development of maritime transport and the port industry in the Baltic Sea region, thereby strengthening its global competitiveness.

Website: http://www.bpoports.com/

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

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.

Each E-zine contains a featured article tackling one of the most burning questions for the EU port industry, coupled with comments of the sector’s representatives and top national & EU officials.


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. Our magazine takes pride in being also the official media partner of Baltic Ports Organization which gives us the opportunity to reach new recipients and spread among them news about the Baltic Sea region.


World Freight Network, ISO 9001:2008 Certified, successfully links together 270+ independent freight forwarders in 115 countries. Based in London, UK, WFN exists to facilitate the safe and profitable exchange of business between its Members. WFN recruits strong, high calibre forwarders, dedicated to providing an excellent service. Upon joining WFN, forwarders are introduced to an international group of proficient, vetted partners all sharing one goal: to increase business volumes. WFN has achieved a truly global presence and its Members have the local expertise necessary to meet the demanding requirements of the world’s top importers and exporters. www.worldfreightnetwork.com

Based in London, UK, Specialist Freight Networks (SFN) exists to facilitate the safe and profitable exchange of business between its Members. SFN, ISO 9001:2008 Certified, is an International Group of Exclusive and non-Exclusive Specialist Freight Networks operating under one unifying umbrella. SFN links together 245+ elite independent small and medium sized Freight Forwarders in 124+ countries, whom are united in their quest to find global, trusted, specialist agents. Experts in their respective fields, SFN Members are able to handle the requirements of global importers and exporters, in an efficient and professional manner. www.specialistfreightnetworks.com

PortNews is the leading Russian media resource providing sea and river transport news. Every day, around 8,000 readers visit the Russian and English pages of the media agency’s web portal.


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.

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 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.

Actualidad Marítima y Portuaria – Daily Offer of jobs into the maritime, port and logistics sectors News, Vessels, Companies, Ports, Customs, Events … Oferta diaria de empleos en los sectores marítimo-portuario y logístico Noticias, Buques, Empresas, Puertos, Aduanas, Eventos …


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.


CruiseTimes’ main focus is to provide essential reading and reports to key decision-makers in the global cruise trade, through our analysis of developments in the cruise industry worldwide. CruiseTimes’ was launched in 2016 and will be published three times per year from 2017 onwards: March/Spring, July/Summer, and December/Winter. In addition to the printed publication each issue is available in digital format on our website www.cruisetimes.net.



  • Ports
  • Port Authorities
  • Terminal Operators
  • Shipping Companies
  • Policy Makers
  • NGO’s
  • Consultants
  • Tech providers

With a many years’ experience in building the world’s largest shore connections, Actemium Sweden now offers a complete turnkey container solution.

Added value We can set up the container for you at your site, after which you can simply connect it in any harbor in the world within about a week from delivery. Should your needs change, you just move your container. With cold ironing the ship’s auxiliary engine can be turned off at shore, thereby reducing both noise and emissions.

Actemium Sweden has so far equipped seven harbors in Sweden and one in Norway with this innovative container solution. Will you be next?






ENDEGS Mobile Vapor Combustors offer the latest in VOC (Volatile Organic Compound), HAP (Hazardous Air Pollutants) and odor destruction technology.

ENDEGS performs applications for VOC emission control and other HAP problems during maintenance activities, load / unload applications and as back up vapor control for planned or emergency shutdowns of terminal loading racks, tank farms, vessels and other structures.

Our service provides state-of-the -art destruction >99,9% of harmful compounds with eminent odor and / or dangerous gasses and vapors quickly and efficiently with no interruption of routine client operations. ENDEGS’ mobile Vapor Combustion Units are highly effective and can be mobilized anywhere for short or long-term projects.

ENDEGS ‘Mobile Vapor Incinerators:

TÜV certified units – No visual flame – no odor – no ground level radiation – no smoke – low noise – minimal set up work on site – less space required – no impact on the neighborhood – No adsorption – No residues – no waste.

For 10 years, ENDEGS is degassing barges, sea vessels, containers… with vapor from Ammonia, Butadiene, Styrene, n-Hexane, Crude oil, Slop, Gasoline, Metaxylen, Naphtha, ETBE, 85% Ethanol, Benzene, BTEX… Known as a reliable specialist in Europe ENDEGS proudly has worked for:

BASF, BP, EXXON, LBC, lyondellbasell, Oiltanking, SHELL, TOTAL, VOPAK, YARA and more.




Parker Kittiwake is a leading manufacturer of condition monitoring solutions for analysing fuel and oil, gas emissions, and acoustic emissions. Engineers rely on Parker Kittiwake products to gain vital insights into the health of engines and machinery, enabling rapid and informed decision-making on critical operational matters.

Parker Kittiwake is a Parker Hannifin company. With annual sales of approximately $13 billion in 2015 fiscal, Parker Hannifin is the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets.




AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are present around the globe, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International and Interpon. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.


AkzoNobel’s International® brand is the world leader in marine, yacht and protective coatings. A long-standing brand synonymous with innovation and collaboration, it is the preferred choice of industry leaders looking for excellence and expertise. We deliver anticorrosive and fire protection, fouling control technologies and aesthetic solutions for on and offshore. Supported by high quality customer service and in-field support around the globe, our technologically advanced International product range strives to satisfy our customers’ needs now and in the future.

International® Propelled by curiosity



Safinah, established in 1998, is a world leading company of coating and corrosion consultants providing expert services to the marine, protective coatings and yacht market sectors. As a leading consultancy company Safinah prides itself on its highly qualified team of consultants and its independence.

Safinah provides the following specialist services within the marine coatings market sector:

  • Specification and technology advice
  • Product advice
  • New and innovative product innovation and development
  • Training
  • Paint surveys, audits and maintenance planning
  • Paint failure and claim investigation
  • Expert opinion and witness support
  • Arbitration and legal representation

Our marine customer base is extensive and covers the following client types:

  • Navies
  • Shipyards
  • Ship owners and managers
  • Paint companies
  • Marine legal and insurance companies



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) 20 3141 0608

Email: [email protected]

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