In 2015 the Port of Gothenburg firstly introduced an environmental discount on the port tariff in order to increase the number of calls by ships running on LNG. The Port is now extending the discount period and is outlining a renewed environmental discount. Vessels with good environmental performance receive a 10% discount on the port tariffs.
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The Port of Gothenburg announced that is planning to make use of contaminated clay from the seabed, to build a new freight terminal. The method is currently being tested, as part of large-scale field trials, using dredging spoils from the Göta Älv river. The first barges loaded with spoils arrived on March 28.
The Port of Gothenburg has said that it rewards vessels that are environmental high performers. One in three vessels that called at the largest port in Scandinavia last year were classified as green according to the industry environmental indexes.
The Warsaw conference, held on 21st November, was focused on enhancing inland navigation in the Baltic Sea Region. Some important steps have already been taken in promoting inland navigation but it is not yet fully utilized regardless of the benefits it carries.
Norwegian-owned Geminor has opened a new RDF waste import terminal, located between APM Terminals and the Gothenburg Roro Terminal at the Port of Gothenburg. RDF stands for Refuse Derived Fuel and is basically waste that has been sorted and baled.
A new underground cavern will be brought into operation at the Port of Gothenburg. The cavern is 600,000 cubic metres in size and will be used for storage of crude oil. The operator will be the independent storage company Scandinavian Tank Storage.
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