Mercator Media Ltd teams up with EWP Communications

24 Sep 2010
GreenPort - a new venture for Mercator Media

GreenPort - a new venture for Mercator Media

A ports magazine, e-news and series of events specifically aimed at issues thrown up by the growing environmental agenda is the subject of a new venture by Mercator Media. Called GreenPort, the publications will provide news – and analysis.

It has already been noted as subject that needs addressing. “Governments around the world view ports and terminals as critical infrastructure assets, which are subject to government control and regulations,” says Datamonitor Research. “Their ability to ‘go green’ by reducing their carbon footprint and by being more sensitive to environmental considerations will be vital to their future success.“

Mercator Media has teamed up with EWP Communications in order to develop the publication and events which will provide ports with crucial content on aspects of sustainable environmental practice. It also aims to help them implement the necessary changes effectively. Above all, the magazine aims to be readable.

The next in the series of events will be ‘GreenPort Logistics 2011’ and ‘Energy for GreenPorts 2011’, taking place on 23 & 24 February next year in Venice, organised in co-operation with the Venice Port Authority. This will be followed by the annual GreenPort Congress on 14 & 15 September 2011 in Hamburg, the 2011 European Green Capital. Both events have the support of the European Sea Ports Organisation. The next Danube Summit is scheduled for Belgrade in September 2012.

‘This is a great opportunity for both businesses. It brings valuable knowledge and experience of the environmental challenges faced by the ports and terminals as well as the role inland waterways play in the European intermodal and logistics chain’, says Andrew Webster, MD of Mercator Media. He adds: ‘They are great brands that overlap our existing business through Port Strategy magazine. Our existing business support and online backup will help them to grow. It will also complement and improve the B2B channels we both provide to our clients’.

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