The ports of Gothenburg and Rotterdam have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up a ‘green corridor’.

The MoU was signed amid royalty, with the kings and queens of Sweden and the Netherlands witnessing the event.

Port of Gothenburg

Port of Gothenburg

The ports say they will set up a common framework to cooperate in stimulating the use of new alternative fuels in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

The ’green corridor’ will be connected to a larger network of deep-sea corridors, including the European Green Corridors Network launched in March this year by the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero-Carbon Shipping.

Gothenburg, the largest port in Scandinavia, says it has facilitated methanol bunkering for RoPax ferries since 2015,and earlier this year published methanol operating regulations for bunkering on a larger scale. In Rotterdam, the first barge-so-ship methanol bunkering began in May 2021.

The Gothenburg/Rotterdam MoU  was signed in Gothenburg on October 13 during a Dutch state visit to Sweden, witnessed by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden and King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.