New emissions standards are driving the maritime industry towards an increased focus on cleaner practices on ship scrapping, emissions controls and port management
In general, maritime transportation is an environmentally friendly mode of transport, but an expected doubling of global trade by 2030 will generate further demand for effective ocean transportation. New emissions standards are driving the maritime industry towards an increased focus on cleaner practices on ship scrapping, emissions controls and port management. Being surrounded by water, Denmark is among the world’s leading maritime nations and at the same time leading in terms of environmental- and climate-friendly solutions for the industry.
We invite you to explore solutions related to maritime transportation in more depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest news and discover real-life case examples of how sustainable ocean transportation can help solve your environmental issues.
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Utilising linkages between sectors to best use renewable energy has a huge potential in the reduction of CO2 emissions. Digitised and energy efficient consumption, electrification and a comprehensive renewable energy system are all variables in the quest for huge CO2 reductions.
As the first port in Denmark, the Port of Aarhus grants a tax discount to “green ships”. The use of tax discounts has proven successful for increasing green maritime transportation in ports of neighbouring countries.
Denmark is investing in the the energy storage and sector coupling technologies of the future. Two large-scale Power-to-X projects have been awarded grants totalling EUR 17.1 million, which will allow us to use green power as fuel for busses, airplanes and ships in the future.
Ten nordic ports have issued a declaration signalling their intention to collaborate on environmental and climate challenges. This includes a focus on alternative energy sources and technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The World Economic Forum, the Global Maritime Forum and Friends of Ocean Action launched the “Getting to Zero Coalition” at last week’s UN Climate Action Summit, with the goal of decarbonising the international maritime shipping sector by 2030. The coalition represents leaders from across the maritime, energy, infrastructure and finance sectors and is supported by decision-makers from government and international organisations.
Tackling marine emissions The Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung relies on its marine network to transport machined goods across its bustling harbor. It is the thirteenth largest in the world. Kaohsiung is typical of many harbor cities in Asia, where diesel ferries are a necessary part of life. Yet this activity comes at a cost, […]
The transport sector is responsible for about a third of the CO2 emissions in Denmark, and the focus is often on how to reduce the pollution from private motoring. The maritime sector has not yet had the same exposure, even though e.g. huge and heavy diesel driven ferries also have a negative impact on the […]
It is estimated that 9 billion people will inhabit the planet by 2050 – 70% of these will live in cities. The increasing urbanisation will be a challenge to cities all over the world and the demand for new innovative solutions within urban mobility is growing. This white paper provides insight into the solutions that Denmark has to offer within urban sustainable transportation.
Stricter international environmental regulations combined with shipping companies’ focus on energy and cost efficient operations are driving a green conversion in the maritime sector. This White Paper demonstrates opportunities and lessons learned from different stakeholders across the Danish maritime industry, supported by state-of-the-art case examples.
Retrofitting is upgrading of existing ships and new buildings in order to comply with new rules and requirements, improve energy efficency or fir the ship’s future operating profile. Danish Maritime has developed the retrofitting portal based on a comprehensive survey of the environmental and climate challenges as well as the available solutions. The overview serves […]
Scandlines is a frontrunner in green ferry operation und operates the world’s largest hybrid fleet. The hybrid system reduces the CO₂-emission by up to 15 percent on the Puttgarden-Rødby route. The fuel consumption on the two hybrid ferries on the Rostock-Gedser route, inserted in 2016, is reduced by 2/3 per trip per car compared to the previous ferries on the route.
Orbicon provides field surveys, planning, and design of harbours and ports in Greenland. When developing a mine, establishing port facilities is an important part of the infrastructure planning. Orbicon is your partner in all stages of port development – from the first field survey, through sketch design to final construction and future maintenance. Our experts […]
Container carriers, ferries and cruise ships combust fossil fuels, resulting in carbon emissions, air pollution and noise in often attractive neighbourhoods. By providing ships with onshore power and developing sustainable terminals, the negative effects of the ships are limited and at the same time, such a project will brand the city and its partners in an international context.