Project – Zero Waste Ports – Taipei
Recently, we had the pleasure of meeting with representatives from SOIC and the National Taiwan University to discuss a Zero Waste Ports Project.
This important project is part of an effort to create ports that are free from waste, which would have a positive impact on our environment. We discussed the potential for future collaboration between all parties involved in this project, as well as what it will take to make ports zero-waste. At the meeting, Dr. Forng-Chen Chiu, Chairman of the board, and Dr. Shean-Kwang Chou, CEO of SOIC shared their vision for ports that are free from waste. They discussed the technical challenges and potential solutions to help ports become more efficient and reduce waste output. Representatives from the National Taiwan University, Jen-Hwa Guo, Professor, and Sheng-Wei Huang, project assistant Research Fellow provided insight into the importance of ports in a sustainable economy.
The representatives discussed several ways ports can become more efficient and reduce their environmental impact. For example, they talked about how ports can make use of renewable energy sources such as solar, and energy wind, to power ports. They also discussed how ports can reduce waste through better management and more efficient processes. In addition, they highlighted the importance of public education, engaging local communities and businesses in ports’ activities, and utilizing green technology solutions.
Overall, the meeting was a great opportunity to explore how ports can become more efficient, reduce waste and contribute to a sustainable economy. The representatives from SOIC and the National Taiwan University provided valuable insight into this important issue, and we are excited to continue our work on creating zero-waste ports around the world. We hope that this blog article has given you an understanding of what was discussed at this meeting, and how ports can become zero-waste. With everyone’s help, we can make ports around the world more efficient and reduce their environmental impact.
Meeting at the University
We also had the pleasure of visiting the National University of Taiwan to discuss our ongoing commune project, Zero Waste Ports. We were joined by representatives from Seatech Engineering and the Technical University of Gdańsk in a fascinating conversation that covered ports, offshore wind energy, and more. It was an exciting opportunity for us to learn more about ports’ sustainability initiatives around the world.
At the meeting, Mariusz Czajkowski – vice president of Seatech Engineering, Dr. Maciej Raichel, and Mgr Hanna Pruszko from the Technical University of Gdańsk were present. We discussed the results of each partner’s work and planned our next steps for the Zero Waste Ports project. Additionally, we had an interesting discussion of the project concerning wind offshore, which is a growing part of the industry in both Taiwan and Poland.
Overall, it was an incredible experience to be in such proximity to port sustainability experts from all over the world. We look forward to continuing our journey toward creating zero-waste ports that are safe and sustainable for generations to come.
The National University of Taiwan and Seatech Engineering have been great partners in this journey, and we look forward to seeing where the project will take us next.
What is Zero Waste Port –
The Zero Waste Ports project is a global initiative launched by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to promote the recycling and reuse of ports’ waste materials. The project seeks to develop ports that generate no hazardous waste while at the same time reducing the environmental impact of port operations. By encouraging ports to use sustainable practices, this program hopes to reduce the amount of pollution caused by ports and make ports more efficient and cost-effective. The project also supports ports to participate in the global circular economy, which focuses on finding ways to reduce waste, reuse resources, and promote economic development.
The Zero Waste Ports project is a necessary step towards making ports more sustainable while reducing environmental impacts. By encouraging ports to switch to greener practices, ports can save energy and money while helping to reduce global pollution. As ports adopt and implement more sustainable operations, the project helps create a healthier, cleaner future for ports around the world.
From the National University of Taiwan :
- Chao-Lung TING, Professor and Department Chair
- Jen-Hwa GUO, Professor
- Shun-Han (Hedy) YANG, Assistant Professor
- Tsung-Yue LIN, Assistant Professor
- Edward Chen, Project Associate Research Fellow
- Sheng-Wei Huang, Project Assistant Research Fellow
- Tien-En Hou, Ph.D. student
- Yu-Ting Hung, Research Associate