Smart Ports - Energy Efficiency & Environmental Sustainability


At Royal HaskoningDHV we assist our clients establish ‘Smart Ports’ and meet the challenges of adopting sustainability initiatives and delivering more efficient operations. Globally, ports and terminals are under pressure from their customers, retailers and global suppliers to ‘go green’ and provide faster, more streamlined and more sustainable activities. Furthermore, these challenges are taking place against a backdrop of economic uncertainty making capital investment projects even more difficult to execute.

We are world leaders in maritime development projects using our unrivalled expertise and experience, we can provide sustainable solutions for clients through our Smart Ports initiative.

Our Smart Ports expertise is based on collaborative thinking, working in partnership and delivering studies, designs and projects in a cost-effective manner around the following key themes:

Corporate and project sustainability
Electrification and sources of renewable energy
Health, safety, social and environmental management
Emissions management and improved air quality
Greenhouse gas / carbon measurement, foot printing, monitoring and management (reduction strategy)
Establishing sustainable and energy efficient practices supports operators to maintain a port’s ‘licence to operate’ and creates positive stakeholder relationships. Royal HaskoningDHV assists our clients in all phases of their maritime and transport projects: from trade and traffic forecasts, feasibility studies and the first consent / permits, design and execution through to maintenance and business support.

In establishing Smart Ports, we assist our clients finding solutions to a wide-range of environmental challenges including:

Reducing energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
Adopting a low-impact use of resources, fuel and electricity consumption in construction and the embodied carbon in raw materials
Becoming better neighbours with communities close to ports and terminals
Tackling air quality, dust, sediment and water quality, invasive species and ballast water management as well as other potential nuisance issues, such as traffic, noise and safety concerns that are all important to stakeholders
Establishing consistency in measurement and reporting from all points in the logistics and transport supply chain in line with the requirements of national, and regional governments and international bodies (such as the International Maritime Organisation and the European Union)
We have worked with clients around the world on a wide-range of maritime projects including: container terminals, general cargo, liquid and dry bulk terminals, LNG facilities and jetties, RoRo facilities, dry ports, inland container depots, free zone areas and port industrial estates, shipyards, dockyards, naval and supply bases, fishing ports and cruise terminals.

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Energy Efficiency in Container Ports

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Nicola Clay
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