The Port of Rotterdam Authority strengthens its cooperation with DeltaPort Niederrheinhäfen, enabling this group of inland ports in the northern Ruhr area to be a regional hub for importing green hydrogen from the port of Rotterdam.
ike the Netherlands, Germany will have to import hydrogen if it serious about meeting the expected rising demand for green hydrogen.
DeltaPort considers the partnership an excellent opportunity to combine activities and integrate these with the hydrogen strategy of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The H2UB DeltaPort project is focused on the supply of hydrogen for regional users in the Wesel and Kleve districts.
Emile Hoogsteden, Commercial Director at the Port of Rotterdam Authority, explains that “there are two essential projects that make this partnership interesting to the Port Authority.”
In the first place, we see splendid opportunities for becoming a hub in the supply and transit of green hydrogen. After all, there are many competent parties in the region that are highly interested in this clean energy carrier. If locally produced hydrogen is insufficient to meet demand, hydrogen can be imported via Rotterdam
Secondly, the partnership aims to develop a Cool Corridor, a regular inland shipping connection for reefer containers between Rotterdam and the Ruhr area. With Nordfrost’s investment in a new centre for refrigeration logistics that can run on clean energy, the partners believe that they can help develop emission-free inland shipping connections with the deep-sea terminals in Rotterdam.