Port of Kiel’s BLUE PORT measures

11 February 2022

The Port of Kiel aims to reduce all of its carbon dioxide  emissions to zero by 2030. The path to climate neutrality is described in a three-step plan that concretises the port’s BLUE PORT concept initiated in 2018, covering 60% of the energy requirements of ships calling at Kiel with green electricity already in 2022. In 2025, this figure is to rise to 80 to 90%, before climate neutrality is achieved for all Port of Kiel activities in 2030 through the interplay of a wide range of measures. Emissions of nitrogen oxides and particles will also be further reduced thanks to the measures introduced.

Moreover, the energy demand at the terminals has been sustainably reduced by switching to economical LED technology as well as increasing energy efficiency, while photovoltaic systems supply approximately 290,000 kilowatt hours of solar energy every year. In order to make processes at the cargo terminals even more efficient at the same time, there is a plan to optimise operational processes on the basis of a 5G campus network to support climate-neutral growth in port handling using innovative IT technology. More than 6,200 tonnes of CO2 have already been saved at the Port of Kiel in 2020.

Source: Hafen Hamburg

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