Portsmouth to start work on shore power scheme

Portsmouth International Port is to start work on a shore power system at its three busiest berths following a £19.8m award from the Government’s Zero Emissions Vessels and Infrastructure competition, funded by UK Government and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK. The port will embark on the Sea Change project with Brittany Ferries, alongside the University of Portsmouth, MSE International, B4T, IOTICS and Swanbarton. It will allow visiting ferry or cruise ... [+]

Portsmouth employee takes up green challenge

Portsmouth International Port has appointed Elly Howe as environmental and sustainability coordinator to help reach targets of net-zero by 2030 and becoming emission free by 2050. Howe is studying for a BSc in Environmental Science at the Open University, alongside working at the port. She is currently working on an ... [+]

Portsmouth Port reaches solar power milestone

Portsmouth International Port has now switched on 888 panels of its solar generation project, a third of the eventual 2,660 total. The scheme has been managed by Portsmouth City Council's in-house energy services team, supported by Portsmouth International Port's engineering department. Installation began in February 2022 by specialist contractors Custom Solar, and ... [+]

Sunny outlook for Portsmouth

Portsmouth International Port has installed 2660 solar panels as part of a green energy scheme managed by Portsmouth City Council with Custom Solar as contractor. The panels will contribute around 35% of the site’s power as part of the Port’s ambition to be the UK’s first net zero carbon port. Itwill also ... [+]

Portsmouth thinks to the future

Portsmouth International Port has launched its 20-year Masterplan. It follows market analysis and stakeholder engagement to forecast changes in the trade and travel industry by engineering and project management consultants Royal HaskoningDHV, which identified a rise in containerisation and unaccompanied freight . Advanced discussions are now underway to establish a six-hectare ... [+]

Portsmouth city honours its bright spark

Ship namings are ten a penny but it’s not every day a port is asked to christen its infrastructure.  Portsmouth though was recently charged with the task of coming up with a ceremonial name for its recently extended berth and opted to honour engineer, mathematician, physicist, suffragette and inventor Hertha ... [+]

Livestock exports face crisis as lack of funds stymies Portsmouth plans

Portsmouth International Port will not progress building a live animal facility, citing a lack of government support, it told a council Cabinet meeting on 2 February. Council leader Gerald Vernon-Jackson told the meeting: “It is with regret we are unable to continue building the live animal facility. We want to do ... [+]

Portsmouth approves green port plan

Portsmouth City Council has approved Portsmouth International Port's carbon reduction plan. Its sets out a road map that will help fulfil the municipally-owned port's ambition of becoming the first net carbon neutral UK port by 2030, and the first zero emission port as part of the government’s Maritime 2050 strategy. It ... [+]

Students see Portsmouth best practice at first hand

The International Port played host to postgraduate students from the University of Portsmouth, accompanied by principal lecturer Dr Jonathan Potts to help broaden their working knowledge of the maritime industry, with a specific focus on operations and sustainability. The students are currently studying for their master's degree in coastal and marine ... [+]

Portsmouth strike off

Quay assistants at Portsmouth International Port have voted to accept a deal hammered out between the Unite union in the country and the management. Of the city council-owned port. The new agreement will see all staff moved onto the superior ‘old’ contract and all overtime after midnight will be worked ... [+]

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