Ports of Stockholm – Carbon footprint, energy optimization and sustainability reporting

With high ambition and by being transparent to the public and to the maritime sector and showing our own and our customers’ (ship-owners and tenants) carbon footprint, Ports of Stockholm believe that the motivation to take action and reduce climate impact can be increased.

We publish annually, since 2012, an externally audited sustainability report according to GRI (Global Reporting Initiative). In our report one can find targets, measures and achievements.

Targets (examples)

  • Reduction of energy use in our own business by 50 per cent over the period 2005 to 2025
  • Zero fossil fuels carbon dioxide emissions from our own business by 2025
  • Increased use by ship-owners and tenants of our environmentally beneficial services

Measures (examples)

  • We offer environmentally differentiated port fees, an incentive that encourage ship-owners to use ships with higher environmental prestanda. Vessels that run on LNG (liquefied natural gas) pay a discounted port fee, as do vessels that reduce their nitrous oxide emissions.
  • Connecting to shore-provided electricity reduces the impact (noise and air pollution) of vessels on the surrounding environment. We offer onshore power supply at several quays in our ports. Vessels that are renovated to enable shore-provided electricity connection can receive a grant of SEK 1 million.
  • To make energy consumption more visible, we have installed energy monitoring meters for vessels and buildings. Knowledge of the amount of energy used, makes ship-owners, tenants and ourselves more aware of the need of economizing.
  • We use a systematic work for increasing energy efficiency. Our work includes measures such as operation optimizations, adjustments of energy systems, switch to LED-lighting and energy saving installations.
  • We invest in solar cell systems to increase the use of alternative energy sources and self-produced energy. There are currently five quite large solar cell systems in our port areas.
  • During 2017 we switched to a more environmentally friendly truck fuel. The diesel has a higher content of renewable fuel, containing HVO (Hydrogenated vegetable oils).
  • Vehicles used in our own business shall be “green” vehicles and only run on gas, electricity or ethanol.
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