Ports of Stockholm and the Port of Turku signed an important agreement to work together to improve the environment in the Baltic Sea. The two ports will jointly focus on the provision of future fuels, the management of black and grey water and the supply of electricity to vessels in port.
Ports of Stockholm has set high environmental targets for reducing effects on the marine environment in the Baltic Sea. This environmental agreement with the Port of Turku is a further step towards minimising the effects of port operations and shipping on the Baltic Sea region.
“We are proud and happy to present our joint collaboration with the Port of Turku,” says Johan Castwall, Managing Director of Ports of Stockholm. “Environmental problems are cross-border issues and we are very much looking forward to working together with the Port of Turku on these matters.”
“We regard working together with Ports of Stockholm for a cleaner marine environment to be extremely important. The Baltic Sea is our joint responsibility and collaboration is necessary to achieve change and development,” says Christian Ramberg, Managing Director of the Port of Turku.
The environmental agreement comprises tangible efforts in three areas:
- Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a vessel fuel. To jointly support opportunities to make LNG bunkering possible at both ports.
- Onshore power supply. To jointly investigate possibilities to supply electricity from the shore to more vessels operating regular services.
- Management of black and grey water. To continue efforts to reduce the release of wastewater into the Baltic Sea.
Ports of Stockholm has worked in an equivalent way with the Port of Helsinki since 2009.