Posted on October 17, 2022
The Port Authorities of Rotterdam and Gothenburg have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the realization of a Green Corridor to support sustainable shipping between the two ports.
The MoU will also further strengthen the ports’ ongoing cooperation on decarbonization and digitalization. As part of the Green Corridor initiative, the ports will establish a common framework for cooperation to stimulate the use of new alternative fuels which are needed to reach full maritime decarbonization and contribute substantively to the goals of the Paris Agreement.
The parties intend to connect the Green Corridor between Gothenburg and Rotterdam to a larger network of deep-sea corridors, including the European Green Corridors Network launched in March this year by the Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero-Carbon Shipping.
Rotterdam recently also launched a large Green Corridor initiative with the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore.
The MoU was signed in Gothenburg on Thursday during a Dutch state visit to Sweden which took place in parallel to the chainPORTS summit in Gothenburg. At the summit, the two parties discussed with eight other ports from around the world how they can contribute to accelerating the availability of green hydrogen in Europe to decarbonize industry and transport, and how to further develop and connect their respective digitalization agendas.
Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, commented on the occasion:
This Green Corridor initiative is part of our ongoing efforts to bring together parties across the supply chain to help realize more sustainable shipping in support of the Paris Agreement