Green Shipping Corridor Expands With Port Of Antwerp-Bruges

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The Port of Gothenburg, North Sea Port, and DFDS have welcomed the Port of Antwerp-Bruges to their Green Shipping Corridor initiative, enhancing their collective green ambitions. By 2030, two ammonia-fueled ro-ro vessels are expected to operate between Sweden and Belgium, with a focus on electrification and ammonia bunkering.

Establishing a Green Corridor

The Green Shipping Corridor spans 2,500 kilometers, connecting Sweden and Belgium, and potentially 11 European countries via sea, land, and rail. The ports of Gothenburg, North Sea Port, and Antwerp-Bruges will act as critical transportation hubs, facilitating near-zero-emission transport across the corridor.

Ambitious Goals for 2030

DFDS aims to operate at least two ammonia-fueled vessels by 2030, as part of its broader goal to deploy six low- and near-zero-emission vessels. This initiative includes the use of electric trucks, rail transport, and onshore power supplies, supported by intensified efforts in electrification and safe ammonia bunkering at the ports.

Commitment to Decarbonization

The partnership, originally formed in 2022, is committed to decarbonizing the shipping corridor between Sweden and Belgium. With the addition of the Port of Antwerp-Bruges, the coalition aims to produce renewable electricity and significantly reduce CO2 emissions. DFDS’s plan for four ammonia-fueled vessels, pending funding, could cut 328,000 t CO2e emissions annually, about 11% of DFDS’s scope 1 emissions from 2023.

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Source: Port of Antwerp Bruges