UK maritime sector begins clean shipping voyage

The Clean Maritime Council aims to devise a strategy to reduce emissions to improve air quality on and around waterways, ports and shipping lanes

Renewable port-side power ‘could bring UK green benefits worth £402m’

It would see the UK slash emissions equivalent to the output of 1.2 million diesel cars

$5m for port emission reduction projects

Funding worth up to $5 million (£3m) has been made available for clean diesel projects aimed at reducing emissions from marine and inland water ports. Older diesel engines emit large amounts of air pollutants such a nitrogen oxides, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said. Port authorities, state and local governments can apply for up […]

Forth Ports accepts £760m takeover

Forth Ports has accepted a £760m takeover offer by its largest shareholder, Arcus European Infrastructure Fund. owns six ports in Scotland, including Dundee, Leith and Rosyth, and Tilbury in London. Under its energy arm Forth Energy, it also has extensive interests in the renewables sector, with plans to build biomass facilities at Leith and Rosyth […]

Scottish ports biomass plans unveiled

Plans for two renewable energy plants in Scotland are on display this week. Forth Energy is to build biomass facilities in the ports of Leith and Rosyth to encourage the development of more offshore wind power in the area, as well as provide a boost for Scotland’s timber industry in the country. The Leith plant […]

Hull unveils £100m turbine plant plans

The Port of Hull plans to launch a £100m wind turbine manufacturing facility. The proposal was revealed yesterday by the port’s owners ABP which wants to turn Hull, one of the UK’s busiest shipping hubs, into the country’s greenest offshore wind turbine manufacturing plant. Last month ABP submitted a proposal to the Transport Select Committee, […]

Liverpool chosen for £300m biomass project

A £300m biomass facility has been targeted to be built in a dock at Liverpool port. British renewable energy firm RES has revealed plans for the project at the Port of Liverpool’s Alexandra Dock. RES would use wood as a fuel source for the plant, as well as potentially waste wood from the surrounding area, […]

Ports plan prompts Spanish wind giant’s UK boost

Within hours of yesterday’s £60m ports plan being given the go-ahead, Spanish wind turbine giant Gamesa revealed massive offshore investment plans for the UK. Gamesa, which has more than 18,000 MW installed in 20 countries on four continents, said it would create a research and development centre for offshore wind and a turbine manufacturing plant […]

£400m renewable energy centre set for Humberside

A shipbreaking firm wants to build a £400m renewable energy centre on Humberside. Able UK is the country’s biggest shipbreaker and hit the headlines four years ago when it dismantled ships from the so called US ‘ghost fleet’ of Secord World War vessels. Now Able has had its plans for a marine energy park approved […]

Heavyweight coalition lobby government over £60m port plan

Business and union leaders, MPs and environmental campaigners have signed an open letterto Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander calling on the government to protect £60m of funding for UK ports. The move comes in the wake of reports last week that the money – earmarked for ports in the north east of England to help […]