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.
In fact, collaborators launched the “Tranzero Initiative”, which will focus on the one million truck transports and the 55.000 tonnes of carbon emissions generated from road transports to and from the Port of Gothenburg each year.
At the same time, the initiative includes electrification of sea transport. Namely, the companies involved, will introduce a series of interlinked measures designed to accelerate the switch to fossil-free fuels.
“No single organisation or individual holds the key to meeting the challenges ahead of us. Collaboration is crucial and we are pleased to bring on board two of the world’s largest truck manufacturers and the world’s largest ferry company. With our collective expertise, breadth, and market presence we can make a real difference”.
…said Elvir Dzanic, Gothenburg Port Authority chief executive.
As part of the project, Stena Line will start operating two fossil-free battery powered vessels on the route between Gothenburg and Frederikshavn in Denmark no later than 2030.
What is more, Gothenburg Port Authority from its side, will produce the necessary infrastructure and access to fossil-free fuels for heavy vehicles, including electric power, HVO, biogas, and hydrogen gas.
In addition, Volvo and Scania will put commercial offerings in place for their heavy truck customers, ensuring that in time land transport becomes fossil free in accordance with the goals laid down by the port.
“The transition to fossil-free transport to and from the port will need government support for companies that need to upgrade their fleets, for example designated grants, subsidised charging points, and fossil-free fuels. The transport sector needs to move away from its reliance on fossil fuels and the Tranzero Initiative is a big step forward”.
…companies said in a press release.