- During the conference, which was part of the week of celebrations of the 20th Anniversary of Fundación Valenciaport, the many milestones achieved by the initiative in supporting the sustainability of ports through the digitisation of their processes were presented.
- The conference was attended by representatives of the European Commission, the Venice Port Authority, ICSS, dbh Logistics IT AG and Fundación Valenciaport.
Valencia, 5th December 2023. – The final conference of the GREEN C PORTS initiative, a project coordinated by Fundación Valenciaport and co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility programme of the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA), was held on 30 November.
The event, held as part of the week of celebrations for the 20th anniversary of Fundación Valenciaport, brought together numerous professionals from the fields of innovation and sustainability, basic pillars of an initiative whose main objective is to provide digitisation tools and technologies that boost port environmental sustainability and the performance of port operations in the Trans-European Transport Networks.
Within this framework, the Port of Valencia has become a reference in matters of sustainability, proposing strategic objectives such as achieving zero neutral emissions in 2030; a goal which is in line with the social responsibility of the port in which it seeks to maximise the benefit produced by its activity in the economy, adding direct jobs and tools at the service of the community, while at the same time reducing the impact on air and sound quality.
During the session, the numerous milestones achieved by the project for each of the lines of action were discussed, presented as 6 Case Studies; decongestion of port traffic (CS1); improvement of accessibility (CS2); improvement of the port’s accessibility (CS3); improvement of the port’s accessibility (CS4); ship-to-shore crane productivity forecasting (CS5) and real-time emissions measurement along a multimodal transport chain (CS6).
Among many others, some of these milestones include the development of an algorithm for predicting vehicle entry into the port; the development of a system for predicting pollutants in the port; the development of a prototype door-to-door C02 footprint measurement system; or the development of an API to extract and insert IoT (Internet of Things) data from sensors, port systems and external platforms; as well as a digital twin of environmental monitoring stations, congestion chambers, air quality sensors, entrance gates and noise sensors.
It is therefore the completion of a project to develop tools that will enable the community to be much more efficient on the road to sustainability and environmental protection.
GREEN C PORTS Consortium
The project consortium is made up of 12 national and international institutions; Fundación Valenciaport, as project coordinator, the Port Authority of Valencia (APV), dbh Logistics IT AG, North Adriatic Sea Port Authority, ICCS, Balearia, Vira Gas, the Municipality of Piraeus, the Port Authority of Piraeus, Zen Travel, Global Maritime Enterprises, and Gas2Move.