Port of Bergen plans sustainable cargo port

The Port of Bergen is planning a new cargo port at Ågotnes, with a focus on innovative and environmentally-friendly solutions.

Backed by the Maritime Cleantech cluster and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the port is applying for an EU grant of around €25 million to develop the cargo port at Ågotnes. The goal is to create a hub for zero-emission distribution of goods and services.

“What prompted us to start this application process is the planned move of the cargo terminal from Dokken to Ågotnes,” commented Even Husby, head of environment at Port of Bergen. “We are building a state-of-the-art goods cargo port that is ultra-modern, innovative, and eco-friendly,” he added.

Green ports

The funding forms part of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. It supports the Green Deal political project whose goal is to reduce emissions from the transport sector. As part of this project, two European projects may receive funding of up to €25 million.

The application process is made up of several sub-projects covering areas such as logistics and digitalisation, business models, environmental management systems and the supply chain in the Ågotnes region.

“Supported by excellent partners, such as BKK, Equinor, ABB, and Kongsberg Maritime as well as Port of London Authority and Port of Reykjavik, we make a strong team,” said Even Husby.
Source: Port Strategy

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