The organization will try to set up green corridors in Europe before showing how they can be rolled out elsewhere. File Image / Pixabay
A new network of European Port Authority was launched this week to strengthen the supply chain for alternative bunker fuels.
the European Green Corridors Network was launched by the port authorities of Hamburg, Gdynia, Ronne, Rotterdam and Tallinn Combined with Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping.
The project will aim to demonstrate the early commercialization of alternative fuel supply chains, present and support first-mover solutions, and create a blueprint for rolling out green corridors in other areas and regions, the organization said in a press release.
The organization plans to proceed in the following three phases, it said:
Preliminary Feasibility: Identify the potential routes, ship types and fuels to establish effective green corridors in the region.
Feasibility: Assessment of the technical, regulatory and commercial feasibility of the shortlisted routes.
Implementation: Implement the vision and establish green corridors in Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea.
“To achieve decarbonization of the maritime sector, zero-emission fuels and ships must be deployed at scale over the next decade.” Valdo KalmManaging Director of Port of Tallinnsaid in the statement.
“It is undoubtedly a difficult task, but it can be aided by the formation of green corridors where major ports provide the necessary zero-carbon fuels at the required levels for bunkering.”