Towards a CO2 neutral port
We are working with our partners on a large-scale hydrogen network through the port complex: Europe's Hydrogen Hub.
A circular economy requires an integrated approach and cooperation by parties throughout the production chain.
We take the lead in the decarbonization of the shipping industry with partners across the globe.
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.
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.
In this series, you'll hear from people who are committed to a smart and sustainable port of Rotterdam, and our planet as a whole. Let them inspire you and help make that a reality.
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.
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.