The EALING Workshop with Associations – Towards a harmonised onshore power supply development in Europe was held on 25th February and it represents the beginning of the interaction path between EALING project, Institutions and Associations, in the process of definition of a common harmonised and interoperable framework for the development of OPS in Europe.
The workshop – that was a restricted event – had 80 participants and, with 2:30 of fruitful discussion, it was a great opportunity to highlight the stakeholders perspectives.
Indeed the Institutional Session, chaired by Jérôme Glantenay (INEA Project Manager) was dedicated to deepen policy priorities and technical guidelines thanks to the interventions by Prof. Kurt Bodewig (EU Coordinator for Motorways of the Sea), Jorgen Bjerre (DG MOVE, Deputy Head of Unit Ports and Inland Navigation) and Ricardo Batista (EMSA, Project Officer).
Then, after a short session dedicated to the project overall presentation and Activity 1 details “Harmonised framework for the electrification of participating TEN-T maritime ports”, the worshop was dedicated to deepen the Associations perspectives on OPS as solution to achieve decarbonisation for shipping and a greener future for maritime transport.
European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO), European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA), Baltic Ports Organisation (BPO), MEDPorts Association, European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP) and Federation of European Private Port Companies and Terminals (FEPORT) gave their contribution in order to have a global approach in shaping the OPS development framework.
The OPS solution to reach a greener future in shipping is a concrete opportunity, to be pursued in an ambitious and realistic way.
Source: Ealing Project Website