European flagship action for cold ironing in ports

16.30 – 18.30

Organized by Circle Group


The electrification of maritime transport is a key challenge to move towards a more competitive and sustainable TEN-T Maritime Network in the future.
The session will be focused on presenting the first results coming from the Technical Workshops and Stakeholders Consultations carried out in the first part of the Action. It will also feature an open discussion with industry players concerning pros and cons about the OPS adoption considering administrative, financial and technical aspects.


The proposed requirements on OPS for ports in the upcoming proposal for AFID revision
Jorgen Bjerre, Deputy Head of Unit Ports and Inland Navigation, DG MOVE

EALING Action – goals and opportunities

Rocio Garcia, EALING Project Coordinator, Fundación Valenciaport

EMSA technical studies

Ricardo Batista, Project Officer, EMSA

Presentation of first EALING results | Towards a harmonised onshore power supply development in Europe

  • Activity 1 “Harmonised Framework for the electrification of the participating TEN-T maritime ports”

Reza Karimpour, Research Consultant in Maritime and Port, Circle

  • Activity 2 “Maritime fleet adaptation”

Astrinos Papadakis*, EALING Activity 2 leader, Hydrus

The voice of OPS providers

  • Christophe Gaigneux, Product Manager, Wabtec Corporation

  • Alternative fuels are only half the story toward zero emissions!
    Filippo Ninotti, Global Product Manager, Connection Technologies, Cavotec

Open discussion

Opportunities and Challenges of OPS adoption | Perspectives of the players at the forefront of this path

  • Ana Arevalo, Energy Transition Manager, Port of Barcelona

  • Representative from Port of Antwerp*

  • Representative from Grimaldi Group*

  • Representative from Carnival Corporation*

  • Representative from Rina*


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