Pledge to cut C02 emissions with waste heat
Port of Rotterdam Authority and DeltaPort have signed an MOU with the aim of opening up the North Rhine Westphalian hinterland using digitalisation to cut CO2 emissions in transport and logistics through the optimal use of waste heat.
Cooperation between the two ports will focus on cold chain logistics, digitalisation and sustainability. As part of the sustainability focus, attention will also be focused on ecologically sustainable design of the individual steps in complex logistics solutions. Rotterdam will input its experience on the way to an emissions-free port over the long term, while DeltaPort will ensure increasing utility to customers by means of innovative technological projects.
Andreas Stolte, chief executive officer of DeltaPort, said: "Not only do we see in Rotterdam the largest European seaport, but much more than that one of the leading drivers of innovation in port logistics.
"We are also convinced that through this cooperation we are jointly making a major contribution to the sustainable development of logistical chains and so to easing the load on our environment."
The sustainability project EcoPort 813 will in future make use of the existing waste heat potential on a scale of 136 GWh of the aluminium plant in Deltaport’s Emmelsum Port to provide temperature-controlled logistics premises with CO2-neutral energy.
Cuts of 27,000t in CO2 emissions can be made in the context of providing energy to the refrigerated warehouses to be erected.
Apart from using the waste heat for logistics centres in the port, the sustainability of modes of transport (e.g. waterborne) will be investigated in greater detail.
Both ports are seeing strong growth in the area of cold chain logistics. The two partners will together explore how these freight flows can be supported and transported even more reliably, efficiently and sustainably.
The focus of joint digitalisation developments encompasses more efficient arrangement of processes in transport, during transfer, storage and order picking, as well as increasing transparency for customers.
Structural digital information exchange between the two ports will be further extended (e.g. by means of Rotterdam products like Boxinsider and mobile OCR). Greater transparency and increased reliability is expected to facilitate the continued expansion of intermodal transport and thus contribute to improved accessibility for DeltaPort and Rotterdam.
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