Nordic Ports Join Forces to Focus on Sustainable Future

Image Courtesy: Port of Gothenburg Authority

Ten ports in the Nordic Region have signed a declaration with the aim to focus on sustainable port management.

The joint declaration between the ports of Copenhagen Malmö, Helsingborg, Faxaports (Iceland), Aarhus, Helsinki, Esbjerg, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Torshavn and Oslo shows a regional commitment to collaborate on environmental challenges related to UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Namely, the Nordic ports intend to confer, discuss, cooperate and exchange information and best
practices related to subjects focused on, but not necessarily limited to, environmental issues with a main focus on SDGs connected to energy use and alternative energy sources, pollution reduction technologies regarding emissions to air and water with a focus on both terminal operations and ships in port and sailing in territorial waters, as well as biodiversity and prevention of invasive species.

Furthermore, the ports are committed to share knowledge and insights on innovative ways to improve the ecosystem that can support the intended development on sustainable solutions.

“Sustainable development is a considerable challenge – but also a development which holds great potential and opportunities. Responsible business demands innovative ways of thinking and new ways of working. In order to accelerate solutions on sustainable matters, we need to create strong partnerships. This declaration signals a strong commitment among some of the largest ports in the Nordic Region to act collectively,” Barbara Scheel Agersnap, CEO at Copenhagen Malmö Port AB, said.

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