Danish Ports: Without political initiatives, we risk slowing down the development of Danish ports
The article was published in Altinget Transport 1/3/2023 and can be read here. In many ways, the last few years have been atypical for ports in Denmark. Inflation, the energy crisis, Covid-19 and not least the war in Ukraine have affected port operations. Despite this, Danish ports have positive expectations for the coming [...].
Port of Grenaa wants to be involved when wind turbines are recycled
Grenaa and the Port of Grenaa can become one of several hotspots for reuse, recycling and upcycling of wind turbines when existing wind turbines are dismantled and removed from their original location. This is clear after the Port of Grenaa has been involved in four years of developing collaboration with other European knowledge-intensive partners, including several universities, all of whom see a future [...].
Unique collaboration in place: Today six leading wind ports started working to solve the European offshore wind challenge
Today, the European Offshore Wind Strategy targets to establish at least 65 GW of offshore wind by 2030. A high number. Especially considering that there is currently just over 13 GW on the seas around Europe. In other words, Europe is aiming to install five times as much offshore wind in the next 8 years as [...].
World first: Port Esbjerg develops solution that triples offshore wind capacity without expanding the port
Port Esbjerg is the first wind port in the world to develop a digital twin that can calculate efficient methods for shipping offshore wind. The digital tool will have a dramatic impact on the port's wind capacity, as Port Esbjerg will be able to triple the annual amount of offshore wind shipped from 1.5 GW to 4.5 GW. "The [...]
Vital Danish ports
Port Esbjerg receives EU funding for deepening "Danish ports are important infrastructure. They are a key part of the green transition, not least when it comes to expanding the production of energy from offshore wind power." That's exactly how Denmark's new Minister of Transport, Thomas Danielsen, puts the key role of Danish ports into words in his motivation for the Port of Esbjerg [...].
Port of Hirtshals becomes hub for storing and shipping CO2 from North Jutland biogas plants
There is enormous climate potential in the agreement that seven companies have just signed for the transportation and storage of biogenic CO2 in North Jutland. The partners will initially transport captured CO2 from local biogas plants to the Port of Hirtshals, from where it will be shipped for storage in empty oil fields in the North Sea. The collaboration also involves investigating the possibilities of establishing [...].
Netavisen Altinget: EU bomb under Danish climate agreement
This is a quote story. The original story can be read at Altinget here. An agreement between the European Parliament and the member states could paradoxically mean that the Danish climate targets of 70 percent reduction are not enough, and that transport and agriculture will have to hold back. The online newspaper Altinget has asked the liberal think tank Cepos to calculate the consequences of an agreement [...].
Blue Denmark is green: Half of the shipping companies' new ships can run on green fuels.
This is a quote story. The original story can be read at Danish Shipping here. In the Danish shipping industry, the green transition is more than just lines of sight, declarations of intent and good intentions. It is being put into practice with full steam ahead. For 25 out of the 51 ships that shipping companies have ordered in 2022, [...]
No wind adventure without more space for ports
This is a quote story. The original story can be read at Energy Supply here. Space, space, space. This is what commercial ports urgently need if the Danish offshore wind adventure is to be realized. This is what Carsten Aa, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Danish Ports Association and Director of the Port of Odense, said at an offshore wind seminar the other day. The Danish green ambitions are not the only [...].
Maersk and the Spanish state in new green offensive
This is a quote story. The original story can be read at MobilityWatch here. Maersk is partnering with the Spanish government to produce green fuels in Spain. Together, the two players will explore the possibilities of producing green fuel in the south of Spain - Andalusia and Galicia. Both Maersk's CEO, Søren Schou, as well as Spain's [...]