Carbon Footprint of the Port of Rotterdam
The Port Authority of Rotterdam has taken strong measures to reduce its carbon footprint. The Port aims to reduce CO2 emissions - including a goal of 20% reduction of the carbon footprint for 2020 compared to 2016 emissions (9,7 kiloton) - through the use of renewable energy, hybrid patrol vehicles and electric and hybrid lease cars:
- Between 2010 and 2015, a reduction of 10% in the Port Authority’s carbon footprint has been achieved, in a large part through an initiative to reuse residual heat from industry as heating.
- The Port has encouraged a shift towards cleaner vessels: both the retrofitting of ships docking in the Port of Rotterdam as well as a shift in its own fleet from diesel to electric and hybrid lease cars.