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Valenciaport Receives New Recognition For Its Environmental Work

Valenciaport receives new recognition for its environmental work

It has obtained the award granted by EnerTIC for the Green C Ports project – December 29, 2020 Aurelio Martínez: “This award is an international recognition of the work that the port community has been doing for many years for environmental sustainability.” Green C Ports, coordinated by the Valenciaport Foundation, has received the award in the Intelligent Infraestructures category. Through the project, new air control cabins are
being installed in the Port of València in collaboration with CEAM. This year, Valenciaport had already received two awards in environmental matters at the IAPH 2020 World Ports Sustainability Awards. Valenciaport’s commitment to promoting the environmental sustainability of its facilities and becoming a reference port in decarbonisation and zero emissions has received new international recognition. On this occasion, the award has been awarded to the Green C Ports project by EnerTIC Awards 2020, Awards for innovation and technology for energy efficiency in the digital age, in the Intelligent Infraestructures category. In this regard, the president of the València Port Authority (APV), Aurelio Martínez, highlighted that “this award is an international recognition of the work and commitment that the port community has been carrying out for many years to achieve the Valenciaport 2030 objective. , zero emissions and promoting clean energy in its environment ”. The Green C Ports program, which is coordinated by the Valenciaport Foundation, aims to achieve, through digitization, the increase in the efficiency of port operations, the promotion of the environmental sustainability of the Port and the environmental performance of its operations. . In addition, Green C Ports also seeks to increase the connectivity of ports with the city and reduce the impacts of port operations on it, as well as the improvement of information systems and their interoperability. The project is an initiative that has the co-financing of the European Union through the Connecting Europe Facility program and that in addition to Valencia, is also being developed in the ports of Venice, Piraeus, Bremerhaven and Wilhemshaven. New environmental sensors To achieve the objectives of the project, the PAV is expanding the network of existing environmental and meteorological sensors, connecting them to a port environmental platform where a modeling of the data obtained through artificial intelligence algorithms will be carried out that will allow informing internal users or port clients, among others, on different key environmental parameters related to air quality and noise derived from port activities. This initiative is part of the PAV’s strategic plan to promote sustainable development and improve emissions from ports and ships through innovative solutions. Thus, for example, through the Green C Ports project, the PAV is installing new air control cabins in the Port of València, following the indications of the Center for Environmental Studies for the Mediterranean (CEAM), the foundation of the Generalitat Valenciana for research, technological innovation and improvement of the environment. Traffic decongestion On the other hand, the project will allow the reduction of congestion in heavy vehicle traffic. To meet this objective, different platforms, sensor networks and other sources of information will be integrated, allowing reliable predictions regarding the date and time of entry and exit of trucks using predictive analysis and artificial intelligence tools. The European project Green C Ports already obtained this year the award at the  IAPH 2020 World Ports Sustainability Awards  in the category “Resilient Infrastructure” for its commitment to reducing the impact of port operations in cities and controlling emissions in the main European ports . These awards also recognized the LOOP-Ports initiative, a project funded by EIT Climate-KIC whose objective is to facilitate the transition to a more circular economy in the port sector by creating a Network of Ports in this area that will provide an ecosystem of innovation in around port activity and will stimulate the dissemination of circular economy initiatives. In this sense, it is necessary to highlight other projects such as H2Ports to incorporate hydrogen in port logistics operations with the aim of reducing its environmental impact, and which will place Valenciaport as the first port in Europe to incorporate this energy in its terminals in the year 2021. Thus, the president of the PAV recalled “the adherence to the Valencian Green Hydrogen Strategy recently presented by the President of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig, and recognized by the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, in the roadmap on this energy approved by the Council of Ministers to achieve climate neutrality and promote economic recovery ”. EnerTIC Awards Since 2013, the enerTIC Awards have recognized innovative technological projects carried out by companies and organizations committed to energy efficiency and sustainability. In this call, both public and private organizations have presented their projects to 15 categories: Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0, Intelligent Infrastructures, Intelligent IT Infrastructures, Smart Territories, Energy Renewable, Smart Buildings, Smart Cities, Smart Data Center, Smart Grid, Smart Lighting, Smart Mobility, Smart Product, Smart Vehicle and Solutions and Services. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de València (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia)

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