@BluePortS EAPA_550/2016

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Atlantic Blue Port Services - Discharge polluted water in port, not at sea

Call 2016
Priority 2. Fostering resource efficiency
Objective 2.2. Fostering green growth, eco-innovation and environmental efficiency

Lead partner:

Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie Métropolitaine Bretagne Occidentale
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ERDF funding 2.220.675,00 €
Total budget 2.960.900,00 €
Duration 2017-09-01 - 2020-12-31


The EU Port Reception Facility directive obliges ports to provide adequate port reception facilities, ships delivering waste in the port and recommends a cost recovery system as an incentive. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has also developed a Port Reception Facility database, a user service. The IMO Ballast Water Management Convention entered into force on September 2017, but despite regulations, discharge at sea is still practiced. Port users complain about the variability, cost and lack of adequate port discharge facilities.
@BLUEPORTS aims to provide a practical support to the European Sustainable Shipping Forum/European Maritime Safety Agency, using the Atlantic Area as a physical platform and its maritime community as a resource to design, prototype, test and demonstrate the “ideal” Port Reception Facility and services for oiled and ballast water (as first concern). The overall goal is to raise awareness and motivation within the maritime community to stop discharge at sea by designing in consensus the "Blue Port Services" for 2020 and beyond.
The project will create a cooperation framework and network for all parties by addressing users, providers and policy makers. The project emphasizes innovation in techniques, to reduce operation time, in financial instruments to facilitate investment and adjust service costs and in user friendly booking services.

Project website: www.atlanticblueports.com

Partner Location
1 Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie Métropolitaine Bretagne Occidentale Bretagne (FR)
3 Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Islas Canarias (ES)
4 Marine South East South East - Hampshire and Isle of Wight - Southampton science park (UK)
5 International Maritime Organisation Greater Manchester (UK)
6 World Ocean Council Great London (UK)
7 AUTORIDAD PORTUARIA DE SEVILLA Andalucia (Huelva, Cádiz and Sevilla) (ES)
8 Bentley Systems International Limited - Portugese branch Lisboa (PT)
9 Administração dos Portos de Setúbal e Sesimbra, S.A Alentejo (PT)
10 AUTORIDAD PORTUARIA DE GIJÓN Principado de Asturias (ES)
11 Conseil Regional de Bretagne Bretagne (FR)
12 Administração dos Portos do Douro, Leixões e Viana do Castelo SA Norte (PT)
13 Port of Cork Southern and Eastern (IE)
14 Liverpool John Moores University Greater Manchester (UK)
15 Mersey Maritime Greater Manchester (UK)
16 Autoridad Portuaria de Las Palmas Islas Canarias (ES)
17 LUNAGUA Principado de Asturias (ES)
18 Fórum Oceano – Associação da Economia do Mar Norte (PT)
19 Ministerio de Mar Lisboa (PT)
20 Direção-Geral dos Recursos Naturais, Segurança e Serviços Marítimos Lisboa (PT)
21 Administração do Porto de Lisboa, S.A Lisboa (PT)
22 Eco-Oil, Tratamento de Águas Contaminadas S.A Lisboa (PT)
23 Administração dos Portos de Sines e do Algarve, SA Algarve (PT)
24 Universidad de Oviedo Galicia (ES)
25 Portos dos Açores, S.A Açores (PT)
26 Varela & Cª, Lda Açores (PT)
27 Institut Français de la Mer Bretagne (FR)
28 Administraçao dos Portos da Regiao Autonoma da Madeira Madeira (PT)
29 SeaTopic Bretagne (FR)
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