24.09.2015 Reminder: EUSBSR Seed Money deadline approaching
23.09.2015 Interreg Baltic Sea Region celebrates European Cooperation Day and 25 years of Interreg
21.09.2015 21 September is European Cooperation Day - Celebrating the benefits of working together across borders
16.09.2015 Solving State aid issues for Interreg projects
15.09.2015 Interreg represents a mind-set for a successful European future
Launch of report - Future regulations and Baltic Sea ports
The shipping industry is one of the main contributors to the bad environmental situation within the Baltic Sea. The negative influence of Baltic maritime traffic on the environment is connected mainly with: SOx and NOx emissions, wastewater dumped into the sea, the spread of alien species which are carried in a ship's ballast waters. However, there are several steps being undertaken to make sea transport more environmentally friendly and to reduce its disadvantageous influence on the Baltic Sea's ecosystem. The new environmental regulations are a great challenge not only for the shipping industry but also for ports.
The report identifies the main environmental priorities of Baltic Ports according to ESPO/EcoPorts survey and deals further with the future environmental regulations for shipping and points out the most significant consequences for the Baltic ports.
Find the report here.