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NBBF 2021: Key takeaways on sustainability in trade & logistics and common future goals.

Updated: Apr 22, 2022

By 2050 European continent wants to be Net-zero or climate neutral by developing carbon sinks and carbon capture storage (CCS) technologies.

Europe aims to change the growth model and put sustainability, not as a separate climate or environmental policy but sustainability or decarbonization at the route of every policy that they do.

In parallel Europe develops a blue economy which is all the economy around the seas and oceans, both ships building and maritime activities, coastal tourism, and new emerging sectors.

European Green Deal is mobilizing industry for a clean and circular economy, building and renovating in an energy and resource efficient way and much more.

Transport needs to cut emissions by 90% by 2050 and accelerate Maritime’s decarbonization through renewable and low-carbon fuels and technologies. As one obligation for most polluting ships to connect to onshore power supply or use zero-emission technologies at berth.

Four target areas for Nordic collaboration by Nordic Energy Research: Stronger coordination and commitments to Nordic power infrastructure planning; Nordic cooperation integrated offshore wind and grid development; Common vision for the role of Power-to-X (PtX) production in the Nordics; A common Nordic CCS strategy.

Latvian Investment and Development Agency (LIAA) points out six key focuses for Latvia’s future – Biomedicine, Bioeconomy, Smart energy, Smart materials & photonics, ICT, and Smart city.

LIAA is aiming for a new economy - clean water everywhere: Mission Sea 2030 is planned to be a tool for implementing European Green Deal. It would be a place where the legislation would be sandboxed and we would be able to generate innovative ideas, aligned to the government policies of the future. Join to design the sandbox together at

Stena Line is ambitious with their targets in energy – break the dependence of fossil fuels as 30% reduction of gross CO2 by 2030; equality in every level – break the norm on every level as diverse teams in all functions/ areas by 2030.

Stena Line is convinced that the future is electric! The amount of ships/ ports with shore power is increasing and they are evaluating further battery hybrid conversions in various sizes. The Stena line Elektra project is progressing and is planned for 2030.

Samskip Norway talked about a mashed network of green hubs with autonomous container handling, a regular supply of compressed hydrogen, frequent shipping services, and efficient container transshipments.

Samskip Norway presented their next generation Coastal Container Carrier not only energy-efficient, zero emission ready, but also with autonomous cranes and navigation ready.

Neste innovates and invests in every process starting from Raw materials to Production technologies in co-procession, chemical recycling, and innovation business platforms. The result leads to end-use segments in renewable aviation, renewable polymers and chemicals, and renewable road transportation enabling growth beyond 2030.

Norwegian energy partners stepped into the future for long term vision and possibility for PtX – intention to connect energy hubs with interconnectors to bordering countries and sector coupling through power-to-hydrogen conversion; step-by-step roll out of the energy hubs concept to minimize the need for onshore grid reinforcements; a cost-effective way to transport offshore wind energy and securing energy of supply.

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