Now it is time to talk about sustainability in The Port of Rotterdam
One of the conclusions of the ECHO Program Initiative, presented by the port of Vancouver, shows that reducing the speed of vessels upon their arrival to the port decreases the level of noise that can jeopardize the conservation of marine species living near the port, especially killer whales. Recent studies have shown that this practice also represents enormous savings in terms of fuel and CO2.
To attain this objective, sea-going vessels should be better informed about the availability of berths and adapt their speed accordingly, points out the latest study commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the Research Institute TNO, presented at the IMO Inter-sessional working group on the reduction of Greenhouse Gas emissions from ships in London.
With the objective to increase predictability and cargo volume and reduce CO2 emissions, among other reasons, the Port of Rotterdam launched Pronto: Port Call Optimization, a service combining technology and sustainability allowing shipping companies, agents, terminals and other service providers to plan, execute and monitor all activities during a port call based on standardized data exchange.
This initiative also has the potential to help vessels to reduce their speed, decreasing fuel consumption, lowering CO2 emissions and, why not, saving marine species.
Vancouver and Rotterdam: common objectives!
Let's take a look at this initiative:
More details: www.portofrotterdam.com