Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Review of GreenPort Congress - bridging communities

03 Jan 2012

Dimitrios Theologitis
Dimitrios Theologitis
PORTS ARE NOT ISLANDS. As European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas said recently “Ports are engines of economic development and sources of prosperity for our cities, regions and nations”.
To be sustainable, a green port must bridge between its many stakeholders in business and social communities and support knowledge sharing and cooperative innovation. This was a key theme running through the 6th Green Port Congress in Hamburg (14 and 15 September 2011) bringing together 200 delegates from nearly 30 countries.
Green Port? No longer a choice!
Being a green port is no longer a choice. Ports have a key contribution to make in the sustainability of the logistics chain and their communities. This was the message from the opening speakers.

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