Taking the lead - towards a zero-emission port

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has stated its commitment to combatting climate change by being at the forefront of the global energy transition. In 2018, the Port of Rotterdam met its goal to reduce its CO2-production by 20%, compared to 2016. This reduction was achieved by stimulating the use of cleaner fuels and a modal shift towards cleaner modes of transportation. The Port is fully committed to reduce its footprint even further to 0% in 2050 by investing in cleaner solutions and attracting new businesses that help transform manufacturing, energy production and consumption as well as global transportation. Examples include a 250GW H2 production facility announced in 2019 - which will be the largest of its kind in Europe, the development of a new renewable energy backbone and the large-scale use of biofuels for sea transport by the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition.