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  • 2021 November 25 12:06

    Port of Kiel describes path to climate neutrality by 2030

    The Port of Kiel has set itself the goal of reducing all of its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to zero by 2030, according to the company's release.

    The path to climate neutrality is described in a three-step plan that puts the port's BLUE PORT concept into concrete terms and was unveiled on 24th November with the first presentation of the environmental report.

    The port's three-step plan envisages covering 60 per cent of the energy requirements of ships calling at Kiel with green electricity as early as next year. By 2025, this figure is expected to reach 80 to 90 percent, before climate neutrality is achieved for all activities of the PORT OF KIEL in 2030 through the interaction of a wide range of measures. Emissions of nitrogen oxides and particles will also be further reduced by the measures introduced. However, these are already being dissipated in the background pollution today and are well below the applicable limit values.

    According to the environmental report, the PORT OF KIEL already avoided more than 6,200 tonnes of CO2 in 2020, while almost 18,800 tonnes were still emitted.

    Dirk Scheelje, chairman of the PORT OF KIEL supervisory board and member of the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen council faction: "With the presentation of the environmental report, emissions are quantified and thus transparent for the first time. It shows that the BLUE PORT strategy initiated in 2018 is having an effect. We will also assess further progress on this basis."

    Measures to supply all port facilities with 100 per cent climate-neutral green electricity have already been implemented. In addition, the energy demand at the terminals has been sustainably reduced by switching to economical LED technology and increasing energy efficiency, while at the same time photovoltaic systems provide around 290,000 kilowatt hours of solar energy every year. The PORT OF KIEL offsets the footprint of its business trips and is gradually converting its own vehicle fleet to electric drive. Incentives are provided to customers to promote the decarbonisation process.

    On-shore power is a key element in reducing emissions in Kiel. After a first system for shore-side power supply was connected to the grid at Norwegenkai in May 2019, a second, larger system was commissioned at Ostseekai in June this year. From there, Stena Line ferries are regularly supplied with green electricity and, for the first time, two cruise ships, the "AIDAsol" and the "AIDAprima", could also be connected.

    In order to make the processes at the freight terminals even more efficient at the same time, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is funding the establishment of a digital test field in the port. Operational processes will be optimised and made more sustainable on the basis of a 5G campus network. In this way, climate-neutral growth in port handling is to be supported by innovative IT technology.

    Individual measures of the PORT OF KIEL to reduce emissions:
    On-shore power supply at Ostseekai, Schwedenkai, Norwegenkai and in future Ostuferhafen
    Purchase of green electricity from exclusively renewable, climate-neutral sources
    Electrification of the vehicle fleet including industrial trucks
    Alternative energy generation through operation of own photovoltaic systems
    Conversion to LED lighting technology on all terminal facilities
    Increased efficiency of operational processes through digitalisation
    Compensation of business flights via Atmosfair
    Tariff-based environmental discount as an incentive for climate-friendly transformation

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