Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) shake hands with oil major Shell in order to offset the CO2 emissions and become completely carbon-neutral by 2024.
s informed, RWG already has the lowest emissions in the sector. In the coming years, RWG will be investing in making container handling at the terminal completely CO2 neutral, so that by 2024 it will be one of the first terminals in the world to have reduced emissions to zero.
Ronald Lugthart, CEO at RWG said:
We at RWG are committed to sustainable and clean operations. Our goal to be completely emission-free from 2024 onwards is not only ambitious, but also necessary regarding future generations.
A number of modifications are required to reduce emissions to zero. For example, the current container handling equipment with combustion engines, which already use the cleaner fuel GTL (gas to liquid), will be replaced by fully electric equipment.
Next to that, the electrical and civil infrastructure will be upgraded to provide, among others, high power charger points.
According to RWG, the road to becoming CO2 neutral, it is technically not possible to prevent all emissions immediately. That is why the company has entered into a partnership with Shell to offset the remaining CO2 emissions by investing in Shell’s Nature-Based Solutions program which has been validated by Kiwa. These are projects aimed at protecting and restoring natural areas, thus allowing CO2 emissions to be absorbed by nature.
For Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) being future-proof means doing business with an eye for people and the environment. That is why RWG is investing in fully CO2-neutral container handling at the terminal in the port of Rotterdam.
…the company concluded.