May 16 to 18, 2018, GreenPort Congress America Conference, is taking place for the first time in Baltimore at the Baltimore Convention Centre and hosted by the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Maryland Department of the Environment, and will concentrate on Greener Ports and Smart Ports.
In its 12th year, the GreenPort Congress was held in October 2017 in Amsterdam, supported by the Port of Amsterdam. It was a great success and the goal is to provide decision makers from the port community, port authorities, terminal operators, shipping lines, logistics companies with a meeting place to both learn about and discuss the latest in sustainable development and environmental practice to enable them to effectively implement the changes needed to reduce their carbon footprint and to be more sensitive to environmental considerations.
The Congress aims to highlight innovations in equipment and technology and best practice, and to allow port users to meet their policy obligation in an economically sustainable manner. It also illustrates practical solutions through case studies.
With the ongoing increase in numbers of passengers enjoying cruises, the GreenPort Conference provides a platform from which cruise terminal operators and other cruise stakeholders, including city representatives and cruise lines, can meet to discuss the many environmental issues surrounding this expanding industry.
In 2017, the Congress attracted more than 200 attendees, including 98 port authorities, terminal operators and shipping lines representing 30 countries. The highest proportion of delegates were port authorities, terminal operators and ship owners (60%). 72% were directly involved with environmental issues at ports and terminals and either influence or make decisions relating to implementation of measures.
For more information, visit the event website.
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