The European Union has approved a grant for half of the project Green and Connected Ports, which is part Baleària, and which aims to measure in real time both fuel consumption and emissions generated during the trip and stays in port.
Baleària participates in the project within a European consortium that also includes the ports of València, Venice and Piraeus, and that has been submitted to the call Connecting Europe Facility 2014-2020 (CEF Transport), with a total budget of 7.175.700 €, of which 1.195.600 € correspond to Baleària. The European Union will subsidize the 50% of the investment.
Between this year and the 2022, this pilot project plans to install aboard five ships of the shipping company (Cecilia Payne, Eleanor Roosevelt, Hedy Lamarr, Hypatia of Alexandria y Abel Matutes) sensors and measuring equipment that allow real-time ground equipment to be informed of fuel consumption and emissions generated by ships. These measurements will be carried out in an entire multimodal transport chain, which combines road transport, port operations and maritime transport. The data collected will generate new intelligent tools for business management and the development of predictive models.
It should be noted that this is the second project in which Baleària participates, which has obtained approval and subsidy from the CEF funds of the European Union, which a few months ago approved the subsidy of an 20% to the project of remotorization of several ships of the shipping company to be able to be propelled to gas.