Ports of Rotterdam and Brazil’s Pecém signed an agreement for port development, port logistics, hinterland connection and port-related energy projects, such as offshore wind energy and green hydrogen production.
his cooperation contributes to the Port of Rotterdam Authority’s ambition to become a pioneer in the European hydrogen economy. To this end, the port plans to import renewable energy on a large scale for the European energy supply in the form of green hydrogen.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority co-owns the port of Pecém, which, as an industrial and logistics hub for north-east Brazil, offers opportunities for international trade flows and investment from Europe.
The agreement was signed in the presence of Prime Minister Rutte and the Dutch economic delegation at the port of Pecém and was part of his multi-day visit to Brazil. The declaration of intent was signed via a live video link between the World Port Center in Rotterdam and the Pecém Port Complex Integration Company, CIPP in Brazil, during the World Hydrogen Summit & Exhibition 2023 in Rotterdam.
To remind, earlier this week Port of Newcastle announced that it has joined forces with Port of Rotterdam and energy enablers to commit to the Platform Zero Global Partnership for Hydrogen Innovation. Furthermore, The Port of Rotterdam, together with the Province of Zuid Holland and more than 40 partners have launched a project for emission-free inland and near-shore shipping on hydrogen.