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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


Wednesday 2 September 2020

A platform for innovative developments in the field of textile recycling


Thursday 3 September 2020

In search of renewable materials and energy resources to stimulate circular economy


Thursday 3 September 2020

Enhancing and increasing the intermodal connections between the ports


Wednesday 2 September 2020

Developing professionals who excel in sustainable technology with a focus on lifelong learning


Thursday 3 September 2020

Recycling complex fats coming from the agroalimentary industry in the production of biodiesel


Thursday 3 September 2020

A real innovation hub for small and medium enterprises to research and develop new technologies in this new energy sector


Thursday 3 September 2020

A cluster organization which promotes and supports biobased economy in Flanders


Thursday 3 September 2020

Takes on the challenge to significantly cut air pollution from ships by moving into alternative sources of energy


Thursday 3 September 2020

Active in the production and sale of secondary raw materials, obtained after recycling of different residuals of building materials


Thursday 3 September 2020

A platform focused on reducing their usage of valuable resources by having an industrial symbiosis


Thursday 3 September 2020

Start-ups incubator for innovation in the logistic and chain supply field.


Thursday 3 September 2020

Focused on using renewable raw materials and always in search for new innovative solutions in their working field

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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