Maritime transport has unique requirements to develop sustainability. It needs specific energy sources such as hydrogen to enable a sustainable transition. It needs to reduce carbon emissions and minimise cargo waste. And the end of a ship’s lifetime must be managed sustainably too – all the while keeping in mind social employment.
Ports, on the other hand, are the connecting nodes of global trade between different continents and the hinterland. They are the most important industrial hubs worldwide and are therefore challenged to find eco-friendly systemic solutions such as heat networks and industrial symbiosis with other players.
Together, maritime transport and ports have the potential to form a sustainable, logistics ecosystem with numerous opportunities for partnerships and shared solutions.