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European Environmental Ports Conference 2019

Date: 12th June 2019 - 13th June 2019 Location: Antwerp - Belgium

June, 2019 will mark the arrival ACI’s third European Environmental Ports Conference. 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, to tackle the most pressing topics of the maritime industry.

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; now is a crucial time to share best practices and explore new technologies and methodologies in order to advance daily operations of a port with minimal ecological consequences.

On the 12th and 13th of June 2019, this two-day event will provide informative presentations on the very latest challenges, solutions and developments in reducing emissions, pollution and energy consumption, as well as discussing the possibilities of industrial collaboration and a more sustainable future.

Exclusive Site Visit:

In addition to the main two day event on Tuesday, 11th of June, a day prior the conference a limited number of conference delegates will have a unique opportunity to join an exclusive site visit to the Port of Antwerp. There is no extra charge to join the site visit, although places are limited and allocated to the conference delegates on first come first served basis. Therefore, we would strongly suggest to book your place early to avoid disappointment.


12th June 2019
13th June 2019
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Cheryl Williams – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 (0) 203 141 0605


Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel
Koningin Asridplein 7
Antwerp, B-2018 Belgium

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0032 3 203 12 34
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Key Topics Include

  • The Ten Biggest Concerns of the Ports Industry
  • Anticipating Changes to Environmental legislation
  • Research & Development for Improving Air Quality Around Ports
  • Potential Impact of the 2019 European Elections towards the Industry
  • Outlining the Importance of the Water Framework Directive
  • Port-City Interaction and Collaboration for a Sustainable Economy
  • Ship-Owners and their Role Towards an Environmentally Green Future
  • Innovative Approaches to Long-Term Fuel Possibilities


Located at the heart of Europe, the Port of Antwerp is one of the largest seaports in the region, accessible to capesize vessels and connected to the hinterland by rail, road, and river. In line with its strategic priorities ‘sustainable growth’ and ‘transition’, the port of Antwerp is taking great steps to improve the quality of water, air and soil and to decrease the emission of toxic substances per tonne of production. In addition the port focuses on generating green energy through the use of combined heat and power generation.

The port of Antwerp is also home to the Port House, the final architectural masterpiece of the late Zaha Hadid, a dynamic, innovative and most of all sustainable landmark in the Antwerp skyline.

There is no extra charge to join the site visit, although places are limited and allocated to the conference delegates on first come first served basis. Therefore, we would strongly suggest to book your place early to avoid disappointment.


Mark Simmons, Policy Manager, British Ports Association

Ton Van Breeman, Environment Manager, Port of Amsterdam

Manfred Lebmeier, Head of Environment and Spatial Strategy, Hamburg Port Authority

Eric de Deckere, Technical Manager, Environment, Port of Antwerp

Raul Cascajo, Head of Environmental Policies, Port of Valencia

Ron Van Gelder, Senior Adviser DHMR, Port of Rotterdam

Annaleena Makila, Managing Director, Finnish Port Association

Sotiris Raptis, Senior Adviser Environment and Safety, EcoPorts Coordinator, ESPO

Maik Schmahl, Policy Officer for Maritime Safety, European Commission

Valeria Mangiarotti, Delegate for Environment, MedCruise

Poul Woodall, Director for Environment & Sustainability, DFDS A/S

Wim Stubbe, Lead Partner of the Dual Ports Project, Port of Oostende

Ashley Woods, Lead Environmental Adviser, APM Terminals

Jan Brooke, Director, Jan Brooke Environmental Consultant Ltd

Matthaus Wuczkowski, Head of Sustainability Management, Niedersachen Ports

Malte Siegert, Head of Environmental Policy, NABU – The Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union

Albert Willemsen, Environmental Consultant, ICOMIA

Andreas Slotte, Head of Sustainable Development, Port of Helsinki

Paul Altena, Manager for European Government Affairs , Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Europe

Julien Dufour, CEO, Verifavia & Verifavia Shipping

Ingemar Gustavsson, Business Unit Manager, Actemium

Esa Salminen, Senior Consultant, Vahanen Environment

Gary Logan, Senior Sales Manager, Envirosuite 

Nurettin Tekin, Project Manager, Kawasaki

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:

Warren Clementson

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0647

Email: [email protected]

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

Kawasaki Gas Turbine Europe GmbH supplies and services Gas Turbine Generator Sets, preferably for high efficient Combined Heat and Power Systems with a single package power of 1,8 MWel up to 34 MWel. By using the key component Gas Turbine from Japan production the units are packaged in Germany respecting European/German norms and standards. We can deliver an extended scope of supply e.g. including Gas Booster, Steam- or Hot Water Boiler, Middle- and Low Voltage distribution, Transformers etc. Kawasaki is pushing the Hydrogen fuel use for our 1,8 MWel Gas Turbine as well, which is the only industrial Gas Turbine which can run with 100% Hydrogen right now. Further we build up marketing and related product support for the high efficient KAWASAKI Gas Engines KG-12 and KG-18 with 5,2 MWel and 7,8 MWel. These reciprocating engines demonstrate an efficiency of 50% at the generator terminals. Being a 100% daughter company of KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES of Japan we have an operation in Bad Homburg/Germany with +/- 70 employees in Sales, Design, Packaging, Project Engineering and Maintenance.




Actemium provides both global or local solutions in 40 countries within 350 Business Units. We adopt this «glocal» approach to match the new expectations from the industry:

Empowered people taking responsibility:

Our people can react fast and take initiatives through a proactive attitude 

Autonomous Business Units:

Our network gathers human-sized BUs, working closely with their customers on local markets. Each Business Unit is organized through market segmentation with dedicated expertise.

 The dynamic of the network:

Business Units within our network exchange experience and coordinate small- to large-scale initiatives towards our business environment. We bring the most adequate specialists to create the best solutions and services for our customers.

 Safety is at the heart of our management strategy:

Each of our employees shares the same responsibility at all levels of the organization. We committed ourselves to the security of all our employees, clients and suppliers as well as toward the society and the environment.



AkzoNobel – The largest marine coating company, but in this instance providing the global fouling challenge data layer on which the risk assessment is built.



Safinah Group –  The leading independent coating consultants working within the marine and heavy-duty sectors world-wide. Originator of the concept for PortShield and the assessment of associated risk-mitigation factors.



PortShield is a digital system that provides users with a risk assessment of hull-borne invasive aquatic species (IAS) on vessels before they enter port, allowing resources to be allocated effectively to monitor at risk vessels. PortShield uses big data including environmental information and real-time vessel movements to determine the fouling challenge a vessel experiencesThis data is combined with information on the vessel fouling prevention system and additional hull management measures (hull cleaning, dry-docking, etc) to produce an estimate of the risk a vessel may pose in terms of introducing hull-borne IAS. All vessels visiting ports can be benchmarked allowing authorities to manage and minimise associated biosecurity risks. Each Port/Port State can further customise the acceptable levels of risk and flag the relevant vessels.

PortShield is actively seeking ports to run pilot projects with.

PortShield has been developed through a partnership of Safinah Group and AkzoNobel



Vahanen Group is one of the biggest Finnish-owned technical consulting organizations in environment, construction and property branches. We offer a wide scope of services in environmental consulting and planning, architecture, building services engineering, structural engineering, refurbishment, property management and building physics.

The Best Available Techniques (BAT) project, carried out by Vahanen at shipyards in the Nordic region, has been initiated and financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers, the BAT Group under the former Working Group for Sustainable Consumption and Production, reorganized as the Circular Economy Working Group as of 2019. The Nordic Council of Ministers and the Nordic Council are the main forums for official Nordic co-operation, which involves Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland. The BAT Group’s remit is to promote knowledge of effective and sustainable production as a prerequisite for a sustainable society.




Envirosuite Limited (ASX:EVS) is a powerful SaaS platform that brings speed, efficiency and cost savings to environmental compliance, investigations and operational planning.

EnviroSuite is an environmental management technology company that has developed a leading Software-as-Service platform which translates data into action in real-time. Using proprietary algorithms built on more than 30 years of environmental consulting experience, Envirosuite’s platform brings speed, efficiency and cost savings to environmental compliance, investigations and operational planning. You can access forecasted, current and historical environmental information relevant to your needs on any device. Assess short-term risks and track nuisance complaints at your fingertips, for a smarter approach to environmental management.

The Envirosuite’s platform is used worldwide by a range of clients in the mining, oil refining, transportation, wastewater and water management industries and by governments looking to regulate industry in accordance with community well-being.



As an international engineering and environmental consulting firm, Antea Group specializes in full-service solutions in the fields of water, environment, infrastructure and urban planning. We combine strategic thinking and multidisciplinary perspectives with technical expertise and pragmatic action to effectively solve client challenges while delivering sustainable results for a better future.

With more than 3,100 employees in over 80 offices around the world, we have established trustworthy relationships with a wide range of customers for more than 70 years: private companies, international industries, local and national public authorities.

Antea Group offers a long standing expertise  in solutions and integrated approach for ports and maritime challenges. Our experienced teams help clients during the entire lifecycle of the project, from feasibility study till the maintenance and operation phases.  With more than 200 port projects realized all over the world, our expertise includes:

  • Port planning & development
  • Port structures
  • Dredging and sediment management
  • Erosion management
  • Marine numerical modelling
  • Remediation
  • Waste management
  • Urban planning


Global, national, and local news frequently brings the issue of water pollution into sharp focus. Water pollution is affecting the health of our planet and the freshwater and ocean food sources upon which we depend. In Europe, strategies against chemical pollution of surface waters are being developed at multiple scales. European Union-wide regulatory efforts are already underway (Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC) and solutions are also being actively pursued by Member States.  A key component to improving and protecting water quality begins with limiting pollution at its source.

Sorbents are used to clean up oil and chemical spills and come in a variety of forms; powders, pads, pillows, booms, etc.  They are widely used for industrial, operational, and mechanical applications. Most sorbents currently available are made from virgin polyurethane (foam) and polypropylene (fabric) materials. Earthwise Sorbents, a San Diego, California based company, has developed an array of highly effective sorbent products, made from recycled and repurposed foam and fabric materials. Earthwise products have been tested in comparison to standard products and demonstrate equivalent or better absorbency.


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:

Simona Norkunaite

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3141 0642

Email[email protected]


“Since 1993, 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.

Our aim is to promote the interests of our members i.e. national associations and global multinational companies and to maintain constant dialogue with all EU institutional and non-institutional stakeholders.”


Created in 1992, the British Ports Association represents the interests of its 100 full members, and numerous associate members, to the UK and devolved Governments, the EU and national and international bodies.

BPA members represent a very broad cross section of the UK port industry encompassing the trust, private and municipal sectors. Its members cover every kind of activity ranging from large cargo handling ports and terminal operators to small leisure ports. The BPA is the only inclusive ports trade association representing its members’ interests, irrespective of ownership or size.

The spread of these interests mean that the Association maintains a very wide range of contacts within the government. Full membership is available to all port authorities and terminals whilst associate membership is available to industry related organisations.


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/


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.


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

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.


EUROSHORE INTERNATIONAL VZW is an international trade association of port reception facilities. Its main objective is to promote the interests of companies active in ships’ waste management. EUROSHORE has clear goals in the framework of ships’ waste business:

-To promote zero discharge.
-To promote the use of port reception facilities through efficient and environmentally sound disposal of ships’ waste in good partnership with the shipping lines.
-To promote relevant international policy procedures and standards of competence for the collection & processing of ships’ waste.
-To implement the principles of circular economy through recycling, re-use of the waste and implementation of end-of-waste solutions.
-To be the ideal partner for consultancy, training, development of standards etc. in ship generated waste, cargo residues and other types of ship related waste.


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.


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 …


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.

Eco-Business.com is Asia Pacific’s leading publication on cleantech, smart cities, responsible business and sustainable development. Our platforms include the award-winning Eco-Business.com news website which attracts 80,000+ monthly visitors and a weekly newsletter that’s emailed to over 67,000 subscribers.

Our business model is to maintain a large and engaged reader community by providing the best sustainable business news, features and expert opinion for the APAC region, and to deliver powerful branding, market positioning and lead generation for our clients. We offer a suite of marketing solutions that deliver purposely different results – from local and regional branding through to integrated global campaigns that deliver long-term industry and thought leader positioning. Our marketing channels include: advertising, EDMs, feature series, site partnerships, ‘industry spotlight’ company features, social media campaigns, event coverage, writing services, content marketing and CxO round tables.


The Maritime Standard (TMS) is a Dubai-based media company, which publishes a fortnightly online newsletter that covers developments in the shipping, ports and other maritime industries in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. TMS delivers the most accurate, up-to-date news about the market and has built up the largest circulation of any shipping-related online newsletter in this region.

TMS also publishes the very successful The Maritime Standard UAE Yearbook covering key developments across the country’s maritime sector, the annual publication aims to publicise the UAE’s achievements both locally and internationally, through in depth articles, researched first hand.


World Freight Network, ISO 9001:2008 Certified, successfully links together 260+ independent freight forwarders in 110 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 110+ 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

Maritime Sky Platform is the media provider with deep local understanding and adoption of best international practices and its expertise.

With hands-on experience in planning and executing complex marketing and communication campaigns, we develop and cover every important aspect and field of local and international Maritime Events, Conferences and Corporate & Government Projects.

Gathering Maritime Industry under one media platform that talks about solid and sustainable development, we provide “Premier Regional Portal” – area of exclusivity and innovative specialised media programs that modernise the entire Industry and allow you to meet the World of Maritime from different perspectives.


If you would like to be an official Media Partner for ACI’s European Environmental Ports Conference 2019 please contact:

Cheryl Williams
+44 (0) 203 141 0623
[email protected]


European Environmental Ports Conference 2019

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