Three Port of Gothenburg projects for a green transformation of the shipping industry have been selected by the Swedish government to constitute the country's contribution to the international initiative Green Shipping Challenge.
The initiative is led by the United States and Norway and was launched earlier this week at the COP27 climate summit in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt.
After COP26 in Glasgow, the United States took the initiative for the Green Shipping Challenge, which is to encourage countries and other actors to present concrete commitments so that the international shipping sector can contribute to reaching the 1.5-degree target.
"It is important for the decarbonisation to reduce emissions from shipping. Swedish shipping is already well ahead in the transition and this initiative gives Swedish companies the opportunity to compete and contribute to the global transition,” commented Swedish minister for infrastructure and housing Andreas Carlson.
Sweden has presented three commitments to stimulate the transition to green shipping. All of these are collaborations involving the Port of Gothenburg.
The first concerns the development of a green corridor between Sweden and Belgium. The second is an industry-wide collaboration that will make the port of Gothenburg Europe's first hub for green electrofuel. The third commitment concerns the cooperation on a green corridor between the Port of Gothenburg and the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.