International Consortium Collaborates in the »Green Port Project« Rotterdam to Promote Smarter and Zero-Emission Transport in Ports
May 11, 2021
MAGPIE project receives nearly 25 million euros from EU funding along with 10 other projects
An international alliance of 45 companies, knowledge institutes and port authorities, headed by the Port of Rotterdam Authority, will be using this grant to execute 10 pilot projects and demonstration projects that focus on sustainable and smart logistics in port operations with the help of clean energy. The European Commission has made a budget available within the Horizon 2020 Green Deal program for research into opportunities to increase the sustainability of logistics operations in sea ports and airports, reserving approximately 25 million euros for this consortium. The results of the various pilot projects and studies will be shared with other European ports, knowledge institutes and companies.
One of the abovementioned 10 projects is the MAGPIE research project (sMArt Green Ports as Integrated Efficient multimodal hubs), which will run for five years. The goal of the project is to develop a master plan that describes how transport in, to and from ports can be made carbon-free by 2050, and to prepare the necessary steps to achieve this in the coming decades. The project is a collaboration between the port authorities of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, DeltaPort in Germany, HAROPA PORT in France, and Sines in Portugal in partnership with 10 research institutes and more than 30 companies from various countries.