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Let's learn from ongoing practices to guide future changes. By building a common knowledge base we make the complex circular transition more tangible.


Learning is more than just collecting as many practices as possible. The beating heart of a continuous learning process is the observing and analyzing of these practices in the (city) port area, the follow up on the dynamics and making insights transferable and applicable elsewhere. Mapping good practices helps to generate new insights into the functioning of projects here and now as into the new challenges and opportunities that need to be addressed in the future.

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Circular (city) ports practices in detail

Area Manager Kanaalkant - Antwerp

Beelen Recycling - North Sea Port

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant - North Sea Port

Bio Base Europe Training Center - North Sea Port

Biopark Terneuzen - North Sea Port

Blue Line Logistics - Antwerp

Blue Gate - Antwerp

BlueChem - Antwerp

Boer Group Recycling Solutions - Dordrecht

Cirkelstad Drechtsteden - Dordrecht

City Depot - Brussels

Clean Capital - Amsterdam

Cleantech Cluster Region Ghent - North Sea Port

Cluster 2.0 - Duisburg

Duurzaamheidsfabriek - Dordrecht

Ecopal - Dunkirk

Estener - Le Havre

Factory for the Future: Greenbridge - Ostend

Flanders Biobased Valley - North Sea Port

Galloo Ghent - North Sea Port

Green Mills - Amsterdam

Greenbizz - Brussels

Groencollect - Rotterdam

Haropa - Le Havre

Heros Sluiskil - North Sea Port

Hydrogen Pipeline Gasunie Dow and Yara - North Sea Port

Irisphere - Brussels

Lean Der - Duisburg

Logistics Platforms - Brussels

Makers District - Rotterdam

Material Village - Brussels

Port Feeder Barge - Hamburg

Prodock - Amsterdam

Remanufacturing - Dordrecht

Renasci - Ostend

Smart Delta Resources - North Sea Port

Smart Port Initiatives - Hamburg

Start Port - Duisburg

Stora Enso Langerbrugge - North Sea Port

Synerzip - Le Havre

Toile Industrielle - Dunkirk

Toile Industrielle - Le Havre

TSR The Metal Company - Hamburg


Thursday 3 September 2020

Working on circular demolitions: trying to reuse a higher amount of building and demolition waste or transforming them in raw material


Thursday 3 September 2020

“Information, training and networking in the biobased economy field”


Thursday 3 September 2020

The biopark represents a new way of thinking to create agro-industrial sustainability


Wednesday 2 September 2020

An opportunity to share insights and include innovative parties


Thursday 3 September 2020

Guides companies towards environmental economic models inspired by the circular economy and industrial ecology


Thursday 3 September 2020

Spacializes in ship dismantiling and recuperation of the materials coming from these actions


Thursday 3 September 2020

The rethinking of infratructure ans the usage of waste streams as part of a sustainable future


Wednesday 2 September 2020

Stimulates the development of the circular economy in the Brussels Capital Region.


Thursday 3 September 2020

LNG - The clean alternative to diesel in the Port of Duisburg


Wednesday 2 September 2020

A network of transhipment platforms along the canal


Thursday 3 September 2020

The Port Feeder Barge is intended to be deployed as a green logistic innovation within the Port of Hamburg


Thursday 3 September 2020

Renewable energy from residual waste

Related publications

Circular (City) Ports. Workbook 1 – Circular initiatives in the Delta

Circular (City) Ports.
Workbook 1 – Circular initiatives in the Delta

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Circular (City) Port. Shaping future changes. (final report, June 2020)

Circular (City) Ports.
Lessons Learned

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