EWP Communications, organisers of the GreenPort Logistics and Energy for Green Ports Conferences are pleased to announce that these key events covering sustainable environmental practices will be co-located at Marittima, Venice from the 23-24 February 2011.

The emphasis of the two conferences will be on examining practical, economically viable solutions.   Application and case studies will be used wherever possible and, whilst legislation will be covered in relevant sessions, industry examples will also feature heavily to illustrate where and how challenges have been met.  The overall aim of this event will be to equip senior decision makers such as Port Environmental Officers, Port Managers, Port Planners and Harbour Masters with the necessary knowledge to be able to implement sustainable environmental practices and, therefore, to be able to do their jobs better.

Session topics at GreenPort Logistics will include: Sustainable logistics as an end to end chain; Sustainable logistics chains in action; Developing corridors and networks and supporting inter-modality; Models and tools for co-operation, development and management.  Whilst Energy for Green Ports’ sessions will include: The energy challenge for green ports; Dealing with ship emissions at and near port, The port as an energy generator and Emerging and next generation technologies and applications.  Joint sessions will be held on: Developing green ports and logistics chains for our future; Ecoports entering a new era, De-carbonising the port, logistics chain and operations and Bringing it all together into action.

Organised jointly with VTP Events and in co-operation with the Port Authority, the Conferences will be supported by ESPO, ECOPORTS and EFIP.  Professor Paolo Costa, President of Venice Port authority commented: “Venice Port Authority has always given its attention to environmental issues and for several years, has undertaken a series of projects with the aim of becoming the first ‘Carbon Neutral’ in Italy.   Professor Costa declares:  Be lean, be clean and be green, this is the synthesis of the three phased activity of the Venetian Green Port: to cut consumption, to make thermo devices more efficient and to install photovoltaic plans. We are deeply convinced that a sustainable development of the port should be achieved not only with ambitious environmental programmes but also with the adoption of good practices able to limit environmental impacts and protect the delicate lagoon ecosystem. Because of this we are pleased to host and support the 2011 edition of Energy for Green Ports & GreenPort Logistics."