In its 11th year, the GreenPort Congress held in October 2016 brought together port professionals and environmental specialists from more than 30 countries. This year’s conference that took place in Venice provided decision makers from the port community – port authorities, terminal operators, shipping lines, logistics operators – with a meeting place to both learn about and discuss the latest in sustainable development and environmental practice to enable them to effectively implement the changes needed to reduce their carbon footprint and to be more sensitive to environmental considerations.
OceanFinance, represented by Mrs. Eleni Filippi, Business Development Manager, participated with a presentation regarding the use of Financial Instruments for supporting port installations and investments. The tightened European and Global environmental regulatory framework, was discussed along with the increased interest for strategic investments in the environmental upgrade of Ports. Mobilising and coordinating different sources of financing in the form of PPPs has been proved as an important tool for reducing the risk of an investment and improving the efficiency of the project. The environmental challenge that EU is currently facing, requires strategic investments in the transport sector and Ports in particular. The presentation examined how the available different financing solutions and the combination between the private and public sector can increase the flexibility and potential of successful management and implementation of an investment.
The full paper and presentation are available in the GreenPort Congress 2016 website.