• Home
  • News
  • The container terminal at the Port of Gothenburg to be fossil-free by 2020
  • 2019 December 6 14:03

    The container terminal at the Port of Gothenburg to be fossil-free by 2020

    A machine park completely run on renewable fuels, a doubling of rail-borne freight and optimising of loading and discharge operations. These are parts of a new climate strategy launched by APM Terminals Gothenburg today. The strategy supports the Port of Gothenburg climate goal of reducing carbon emissions by 70% throughout the whole of the Gothenburg area by 2030, the company said in its release.

    The new "Green Gothenburg Gateway" - initiative launched by APM Terminals Gothenburg will make the container terminal at the Port of Gothenburg fossil-free by 2020.

    The Port of Gothenburg is widely known as one of the most developed ports in the world regarding environment and climate issues, and it has been an early adaptor of actions for many years. Shoreside power for vessels has been available since the beginning of the 2000s, and a special port tariff discount for vessels that report a good environmental performance has been in place since 2013. Gothenburg Port Authority has been climate neutral since 2015.

    “A growing number of transport purchasers are demanding a solid, assertive, and quantifiable environment and climate work, which is a fact that gives us a competitive edge over other ports. Alongside increased digitalisation and growth, we regard our environment and climate work as a key factor that will enable us to achieve our vision of becoming the world’s most competitive port,” said Elvir Dzanic, Gothenburg Port Authority chief executive.

    Increased rail volumes is a key aspect of reducing carbon emissions at the Port of Gothenburg. Photo: Gothenburg Port Authority.

    To heighten its competitiveness even further, Gothenburg Port Authority adopted new and much more exacting environmental goals in October. Under these new goals, port-related carbon emissions will be reduced by 70 per cent by 2030. Not only within the port itself but also throughout an area extending from the outer port entrance 15 kilometres the west, right up to the city boundary.

    “This is unique. There is no other port in the world that is working according to such a strict environmental target. But despite our spirit and determination, it will be difficult to realise our goals if we do not have the major players in and around the port with us all the way. We are extremely pleased with the investments that are being made by APM Terminals Gothenburg,” said Elvir Dzanic.

    APM Terminals Gothenburg, the container terminal operator at the Port of Gothenburg, is now launching ”Green Gothenburg Gateway”, an updated strategy for reducing the climate footprint of the terminal and which will underpin the Gothenburg Port Authority environmental goals.

    The terminal is aiming for a fossil-free future following a series of innovative measures, such as electrically operated cranes and gates, and terminal buildings heated by biogas. The container handling equipment, including more than 40 straddle carriers, will be powered by fossil-free fuel HVO100. All measures are to be implemented by 2020.

    APM Terminals Gothenburg has already put into operation a major programme designed to optimise vessels time at berth. Although 22 per cent of vessels that call at the container terminal arrive later than agreed, ongoing optimisation of loading and discharge ensures that 97 per cent of vessels leave the quayside at the appointed time, sometimes earlier. The vessels then avoid having to increase speed to make their next scheduled port of call, which would involve using more fuel.

    Over the next three years, APM Terminals Gothenburg intends to double the freight volumes transported by rail. The operator has already modernised and increased the capacity of the terminal’s rail handling system.

    Outside the terminal, the Gothenburg Port Authority has invested about 50 million Euros in the Railport Scandinavia network, including joint financing of the double-track expansion of the rail network leading in to the port, and two rail-connected crossdocking terminals – the Arken Combi Terminal and the soon to be opened Svea Terminal. Initiatives that will generate the potential to raise volumes.

    “The Railport Scandinavia concept has allowed us to increase rail capacity and frequency significantly, but still ensure rail remains viable from an environmental point of view. The investments made by us and APM Terminals Gothenburg have resulted in rail becoming an even more attractive option. This year alone we have seen a 20 per cent rise in volumes, said Claes Sundmark, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Gothenburg Port Authority.




2021 October 27

18:22 IMC Shipping appoints Mingfa Liu as managing director for ship services
18:07 TotalEnergies and MOL hold naming ceremony of France’s first LNG bunker vessel
17:51 Damen built LNG bunkering vessel enters service in the Gulf of Finland
17:42 Rosmorport takes delivery of LNG-powered Ro-Ro ship Marshal Rokossovsky
17:40 DEME Offshore installs final foundation at Hornsea Two offshore wind farm
17:34 Port of Zeebrugge posts a strong growth in nine months of 2021
15:40 Dublin Port volumes down by 3.3% after nine months of 2021
14:33 IMO considers midterm-measures for GHG reduction from ships
14:12 BIO-UV Group adds 3d scanning to turnkey BIO-SEA BWTS retrofit services
13:50 Ocean Yield agrees to invest in six VLCCs with 10-year bareboat charters to International Seaways
13:02 WinGD invests in training as gas-fuelled fleet grows
12:52 Vyborg Shipyard contracted to build an 18 MW icebreaker for Rosmorport
12:38 Zero emissions by 2050 is not enough for most developed countries if planetary warming is to be limited to 1.5 degrees - DNV
12:37 The LNG Fleet, LNG Bunkering and Other Alternatives Conference kicks off in Moscow
12:06 FESCO to supply Indian stations in Antarctica for another 5 years
11:51 Constructora Vale Verde places a repeat order for a cutter suction dredger with Damen Shipyards
11:19 MarineMax reports record fourth quarter and fiscal year results
11:18 FSRU Marshal Vasilevskiy completes maiden voyage with LNG cargo on the Northern Sea Route
10:09 Siemens Gamesa solidifies offshore presence in U.S. with Virginia blade facility
09:55 MABUX: No firm trend on Bunker market on Oct 27
09:33 Baltic Dry Index as of Oct 26
09:25 Aquadrill announces sale of a semisubmersible drilling unit
08:57 Oil prices edge lower

2021 October 26

18:06 FarSounder and NAVTOR announce a new partnership
17:49 Russian State Duma approves a bill on wrecks removal in the first reading
17:36 FuelEU can do more for the decarbonisation of shipping – World Shipping Council
17:08 First global hydrographic innovation and technology laboratory established in Singapore
16:31 BIO-UV Group adds 3D scanning to turnkey BIO-SEA BWTS retrofit services
16:24 Wärtsilä commits to carbon neutrality by 2030
16:05 CSL Americas takes delivery of second converted self-unloading ship
15:27 Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam delivers 38-metre Beam Trawler to Rederij Long Ships
15:17 Vard Electro dual-battery pack to reduce emissions for Siem Offshore subsea vessel
15:01 Baltic Shipyard marks successful loading of shield tank duo onto the 22220 nuclear icebreaker Yakutia
14:13 BW Energy signs an agreement for the acquisition of semi-submersible drilling rig for the Kudu development
13:19 Wallem Group appoints John-Kaare Aune as new Chief Executive Officer
12:13 DP World: RWG terminal to be the first carbon neutral container terminal in the world
11:32 ClassNK grants Innovation Endorsement for Products & Solutions to Weathernews’s CIM
11:02 AIDA Cruises’ new cruise ship completes its first voyage on the river Ems
10:51 Sea Machines names Trevor Vieweg as new chief technology officer
10:14 TECO 2030 receives NOK 50 million in government support for fuel cell development
10:07 MABUX: Bunker prices may demonstrate irregular changes on Oct 26
09:54 Baltic Dry Index as of Oct 25
09:51 San Pedro Bay ports announce new measure to clear cargo
09:09 Oil prices continue to climb

2021 October 25

19:59 Severnaya Verf readies the 170701 series factory freezer trawler Kapitan Sokolov for shore power connection
18:13 CMA CGM applies Winter Surcharge in the Russian ports of St Petersburg, Bronka and Ust-Luga
17:44 Estonia’s Elenger takes delivery of first Damen LGC 6000 LNG bunkering vessel
17:34 Carnival Cruise Line christens Mardi Gras in first naming ceremony in the U.S. since industry restart
16:57 Sembcorp Marine clarifies report on the Johan Castberg Project
16:47 Two ways to experience the Fort Lauderdale Int'l Boat Show
15:23 Trafigura Group closes USD2.4 billion-equivalent syndicated revolving credit facility and term loan facilities
14:22 Sea Port of Saint Petersburg’s employees support package during COVID-19 pandemic
14:02 Svanehøj launches a new control system makes P&C offloading faster and easier
13:20 PIL launches new direct China to Gulf Service – Gulf China Service
12:15 Port of Hamburg honoured as ‘Best Seaport – Europe’
11:35 LR granted AiP to Samsung Heavy Industries for liquefied hydrogen carrier
11:12 Rosmorport updates Port of Ust-Luga data in the Register of Russia’s seaports
10:17 MABUX: Bunker prices may demonstrate upward changes on Oct 25
09:38 Russian Gov’t gives green light to imposing some port services tariffs in foreign currency
09:21 Baltic Dry Index as of Oct 22