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Energy transition

Towards a CO2 neutral port

11 May 2021
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Hydrogen in Rotterdam

We are working with our partners on a large-scale hydrogen network through the port complex.

Circular port

A circular economy requires an integrated approach and cooperation by parties throughout the production chain.

Shore-based power

Shore-based power reduces emissions from moored vessels by providing them with a clean source of energy.

The Port of Rotterdam Authority is working on a future-proof port with businesses in the port and the government. A port where businesses can flourish now and in the future, providing income and jobs. With the least possible impact on the climate and nature.

EFFICIENCY AND INFRASTRUCTURE PILLAR 1 A NEW ENERGY SYSTEM PILLAR 2 A NEW RAW MATERIAL AND FUEL SYSTEM PILLAR 3 (-20% in 2030) SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT PILLAR 4 CO2 NEUTRAL IN 2050 - 55% CO2 IN 2030 ENERGY TRANSITION: BASED ON 4 PILLARS

4 pillars

Pijler 1
Efficiency and infrastructure
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A new energy system
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A new raw materials and fuel system
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Making logistics chains more sustainable

Strategy and research

For the port’s future to be successful, it is important that although port businesses and the shipping industry must be able to continue to develop, they must do so while being mindful of the climate. Among other things, this demands new technologies, new revenue models and new collaborative partnerships.

MAGPIE, smart green logistics chain

How do we create the smart green ports of the future? Project manager Reyer Will shares his vision on the MAGPIE project.

'This project is unique with an integrated approach on energy transition and digitalization for rail, road, maritime and inland waterway transport.'

MAGPIE is funded by the European Union.

WPCAP climate programme

Leading ports across the world work together on reducing CO2 emissions of shipping and port activities and therefore on improving air quality too.

Futureproof business practice

Welcome to the port of the future. Where large and small companies create a new economy. Get inspired.

Do you want to get started?

No one can look into the future, but we know with a fairly high degree of certainty that the CO2 price will rise and that environmental requirements will become increasingly stringent. Companies that step in on time and invest in carbon reduction, in circular activities and/or in biofuels and raw materials will be investing in long-term success.

Solar panels

Solar panels

The first steps don’t have to be difficult or very expensive. Sometimes they actually make money. For example, check out the various possibilities of installing solar panels on the roof of the premises, or investigate what measures your company can take to make energy savings.

Save 20% in energy

According to studies, industry can save around 20% in energy - and therefore costs - by using efficient production processes, improving insulation, making fuel savings and/or by using renewable fuels. Smarter collaboration with other companies is also an option. For instance, one company might produce a surplus of steam that another can put to good use.

Develop circular activities

Is your company getting more involved in the circular economy? The Port Authority has identified the current waste flows in the port. Examine the opportunities for developing new circular activities in the port here, or check out which circular companies you may be able to collaborate with are already in the port.

3D printed bolder is placed

Rotterdam Port Magazine

Get inspired by stories of a changing world in our online Rotterdam Port Magazine.

More information? Contact:

Nico van Dooren
Nico van Dooren
Director Energy and Industry