Last Friday, the OECD’s International Transport Forum (ITF) published a new report – Decarbonising Maritime Transport: The Case of Sweden. The report examines the various elements which it is stated have put Swedish shipping firmly at the forefront environmentally.
“We are extremely proud that Swedish shipping has been highlighted in this way by such an eminent organisation. It is evidence that a great deal of what we’re doing here in Sweden is on target,” said Edvard Molitor, Environmental Manager at the Gothenburg Port Authority.
The innovation and green projects mentioned in the report have to a large extent taken place within the Gothenburg port cluster. Particular mention is made of Stena Line’s methanol initiative, as well as the Donsö shipping companies Terntank, Erik Thun and Sirius, which are forerunners in the use of LNG (liquefied natural gas) as a maritime fuel.