UPDATE: PortShield at the 2019 European Environmental Ports Conference taking place this week in Antwerp – come and visit our stand!

Jun 11, 2019

European Environmental Ports Conference – Port of Antwerp Headquarters

PortShield is proud to be sponsoring the 2019 European Environmental Ports Conference taking place in Antwerp on Wednesday and Thursday of this week (12-13th June). The latest Agenda is linked below.

The concept and the capabilities of the digital system (PortShield) were presented for the first time at the conference in 2018 and during the subsequent year the system has been developed to the point where we are actively seeking ports to run pilot projects with.

ACI announced Portshield’s sponsorship of the conference with the following press release:

ACI is excited to announce another confirmed sponsor for the European Environmental Ports Conference taking place on the 12th & 13th June in Antwerp, Belgium.


PortShield is a digital system that provides users with a risk assessment on likelihood of translocating species via hull fouling prior to arrival into port. By monitoring and managing the risk, hull-borne invasive aquatic species (IAS) introductions can be minimised or prevented. PortShield uses big data including environmental information and real-time vessel movements to determine the fouling challenge a vessel experiences. This data is combined with information on the vessel fouling prevention system and additional hull management measures (hull cleaning, dry-docking, etc) to produce an estimate of the risk a vessel may pose in terms of introducing hull-borne IAS. All vessels visiting ports can be benchmarked allowing authorities to manage and minimise associated biosecurity risks. Each Port/Port State can further customise the acceptable levels of risk and flag the relevant vessels.

Click here to view a copy of the latest 2019 European Environmental Ports Conference agenda.

Click here to view the conference website.

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