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Port of Gothenburg becomes fossil-free by 2020

Port of Gothenburg becomes fossil-free by 2020

As part of its new climate strategy, the authorities are working to make the container terminal at the Port of Gothenburg fossil-free by 2020.


Gothenburg has launched a climate strategy aiming to become fossil fuel free by 2020, while supporting the port authority’s goal to reduce carbon emissions by 70% by 2030.

This new strategy will support the port’s own climate goal of reducing carbon emissions by 70% throughout the whole of the Gothenburg area by 2030. The port has long been an active proponent of green environmental initiatives: shoreside power for vessels has been available for many years and ports discounts for vessels that report a good environmental performance has been in place since 2013.

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. 

Elvir Dzanic, Gothenburg Port Authority chief executive, stated: “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.”

Over the next three years, APMT intends to double the freight volumes transported by rail, having modernised and increased the capacity of the terminal’s rail handling system.

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