Port of Rotterdam Authority campaign for sustainable fuel
The Port of Rotterdam Authority and GoodShipping are conducting a joint campaign (“Switch to Zero”) to persuade companies to transport their sea freight using sustainable fuel, using the concept of “insetting”. Insetting consists in achieving carbon reductions, not through compensation (e.g. offsetting by planting trees), but through shipping using sustainable fuel. The campaign aims in getting some 20 sea freight shippers on board. The aim is for joint vessel bunkering with these shippers to reduce the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere by 2023 tonnes. This is comparable to the amount of carbon released when transporting some 15,000 TEU containers between Rotterdam and Gothenburg.