The Port of Vigo is deeply committed to achieving a balance between port activities and the preservation of good environmental status that´s why it has pioneered in the European Union to implement its Blue Growth strategy as a collective effort by all the port’s users. Its strategy is aligned with several international commitments and agendas as the New European Green Deal, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and the port’s Ocean Commitment which contributes to be an international reference in environmental and sustainable practices.
To do this, the Port of Vigo works on direct measures that improve the health of ecosystems, but also on other initiatives of an indirect nature, such as those linked to the transition to a green, cleaner and more efficient (smart) energy consumption. These actions are part of the 2030 Zero Emissions Strategy of the Port of Vigo and address a major energy transformation and transition in maritime transport and maritime logistics.
Proof of this is the Green Bay project that aims to achieve the transition towards sustainable maritime and port mobility, which is respectful with the environment and with the urban centers where ports are normally located, thanks to the participation and transfer of knowledge between two of the most important sectors of Galicia, the naval sector and the automotive sector.
The main objective of the project is the electrification of maritime mobility in the Vigo estuary through the development and deployment of technologies for propulsive electrical equipment and energy storage in batteries that allow reducing emissions in the maritime sector within this estuary. All this supported by the deployment of port infrastructure that allow the rapid charging of the batteries installed on board of vessels. Green Bay is intended to reduce the carbon footprint and improve the energy sustainability of the Port of Vigo, reducing its energy dependence.