2018 April 25 09:08

The Port of Rotterdam welcomes IMO’s first step in reducing CO2 from shipping

The Port of Rotterdam Authority welcomes the ambition agreed by IMO to reduce CO2 emissions from shipping by at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008. IMO takes the Paris climate agreement seriously and actually tackles CO2 emissions from shipping, Port of Rotterdam said in its press release.

At the same time, the Port Authority had rather seen that the IMO had raised its ambition and set higher targets at a level that is needed to achieve the goals of the Paris climate agreement. This is why the Port Authority sees this decision as a very important first step.

The shipping industry should now swiftly define and implement additional measures. In addition, the Port Authority also sees opportunities for itself to contribute to climate-friendly shipping. Examples are the offering of smart digital solutions that increase the logistical efficiency of shipping, developing infrastructure for climate-friendly fuels and promoting sustainable and clean power-to-ship opportunities in the port. The € 5 million incentive scheme announced by the Port Authority in April to promote the use of climate-friendly fuels should also be regarded within this context.