The Ports of Stockholm and the Freeport of Riga Authority have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work on a joint application for EU funding to reduce the impact of port activities on the environment.
ccording to Port of Stockholm, the aim is to build a sustainable foundation for the future reintroduction of the important maritime transport route between the neighbouring countries and to ensure climate neutrality.
In particular, the collaboration will lead to the further climate and environmental development of the passenger terminals located in the hearts of the respective cities, as well as build confidence in the future reintroduction of shipping services between the two capitals.
Port terminals with central city locations are of major importance for the flow of both goods and passenger services. In the growing Stockholm, a well-functioning interface between city and port is extremely important.
..said Clara Lindblom, city council responsible for Ports of Stockholm.
Värtahamnen Port is part of a holistically planned and complex environment, where the new Stockholm Royal Seaport buildings and the Värta Terminal combine to form a new waterfront and entrance to Stockholm.
The Freeport of Riga Authority and Riga Ropax Terminal are part of a Memorandum of Understanding to improve connectivity between Riga and Stockholm and develop a brand new RoPax terminal in Riga. The collaboration is a significant milestone in the region’s transportation sector and is a testament to the commitment of all three parties to drive innovation and growth, and explore possibilities to improve environmental footprint.
The signing of this Memorandum emphasizes our joint effort to address existing and future environmental challenges, particularly in the scarce Baltic Sea region, while promoting the development of modern port infrastructure and building sustainable and ‘green’ passenger and freight services between our ports.
..said Ansis Zeltins, CEO of the Freeport of Riga Authority.
The Memorandum of Understanding and the future joint project also aims to fulfil the EU “Fit for 55” goal to reduce net emissions of greenhouse gases by at least 55 percent by the year 2030.