“We see LNG as an important opportunity for the maritime industry to comply with the sulphur directive. The use of LNG as a fuel fits in our policy to become the most sustainable port. We consider the Port of Gothenburg as a strong partner in the Scandinavian market for this issue”, said Ronald Paul, COO of Rotterdam Port Authority.
To achieve the LNG target at both ports by 2015, rapid development is required in a number of areas. The necessary infrastructure at the ports needs to be constructed and rules will need to be drafted for handling LNG. It is also vital that the two ports promote awareness of LNG as a maritime fuel, which will reduce sulphur and particle emissions to almost zero.
Furthermore, Magnus Kårestedt, Port of Gothenburg Chief Executive, stated: “We are extremely pleased that the largest port in Europe has joined forces with us in this important issue. Working together, we will have a very strong offering to the market.”
Source: Port of Rotterdam