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Heavy lift and project cargo ports bring fresh air to the industry

November 3 - In January 2011, under the auspices of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), the World Ports Climate Initiative (WPCI) will introduce the Environmental Ship Index (ESI), an international standard for calculating emissions

Six major European ports, the ports of Le HavreBremenHamburgAntwerpRotterdam and Amsterdam have worked together closely over the past two years to develop the ESI.

The ports, each handling significant heavy lift and project cargoes, will be able to use the index to reward clean ships and so contribute to encouraging sustainability in the shipping industry.

Participation by shipowners is voluntary. Participating ships will receive a certificate that may form the basis of a reward system employed by ports and other nautical service providers, discounting port dues, rates and alike.

55 of the world's key ports have committed themselves, under the WPCI, to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions while continuing their role as transportation and economic hubs.

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Cargolux calls at Incheon

July 17 - Cargolux Italia has launched a Boeing 747 service between Milan Malpensa Airport, Italy and Incheon, South Korea.
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BigMove goes digital for licenses

July 17 - BigMove – a European alliance of 13 medium-sized logistics companies – is introducing digital driving licenses for its network of 1,000 drivers.
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ESTA joins EC best practice project

July 16 - The European association of abnormal road transport and mobile cranes (ESTA) has been asked to support a European Commission study to “explore health, safety and environment (HSE) best practice in the wind power sector”.
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