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GreenPort Congress America 2018

December 7, 2017

GreenPort to hold its annual gathering in North America for the first time

The GreenPort Congress America conference is taking place for the first time in Baltimore from May 16 to 18, 2018. The conference booked at the Baltimore Convention Center is being hosted by the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), and the Maryland Department of the Environment. The focus is: Greener Ports and Smart Ports.

In its 12th year, the GreenPort Congress was hosted in October 2017 by the Port of Amsterdam and was a great success. The goal is to provide decision makers from the port community, port authorities, terminal operators, shipping lines and logistics companies with a meeting place to both learn about and discuss the latest in sustainable development and environmental practices. The information is geared towards effectively implementing the necessary changes to reduce the shipping industry’s carbon footprint and to make these key decision makers more sensitive to environmental considerations.

The Congress aims to highlight innovations in equipment and technology, as well as best practices, that facilitate port users meeting their policy obligations in an economically sustainable manner. It also illustrates practical solutions through case studies.

In 2017, the Congress attracted more than 200 attendees, including 98 port authorities, terminal operators and shipping lines representing 30 countries.

For more information, visit the event’s website.