Volvo Group, Scania, Stena Line, and the Port of Gothenburg joined forces in order to enhance the transition to fossil-free fuels in the transport sector and cut emissions by 70% until 2030.
Port of Gothenburg
The Swedish Port of Gothenburg recently announced that its latest shoreside power system, which goals to reduce carbon emissions by 650 tonnes per year, is currently undergoing tests at Quay 712 at the Ro-Ro Terminal.
From 2021, the Gothenburg Port Authority will use new procurement stipulations for selected contracts in order to reduce carbon emissions at the port and promote the use of greener construction equipment and methods.
90% of world trade is being transported by ships at sea. However, emissions from ships are seriously affecting tens of thousands of people every year.
For this reason, the Port of Gothenburg, Scandinavia’s busiest shipping hub, is trying to come up with a number of methods to tackle the effects of shipping pollution.
The new EU Sulphur Directive came into force on January 1, 2015, for shipping in the English Channel, North Sea and the Baltic Sea.There has been a huge improvement in air quality in Gothenburg, Sweden due to the substantial reduction in the sulphur emission limit. Sulphur emissions from shipping fell by over 70 per cent between 2014 and 2015, with particulate matter emissions falling by 50 per cent.
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