Volvo Group, Scania and Stena Line have joined forces to cut carbon emissions linked to the Port of Gothernburg by 70% by 2030. The Port of Gothernburg is the largest port in Scandinavia.
The venture — dubbed the Tranzero Initiative — will focus on reducing the 55,000 tonnes of carbon emissions that are generated from the 1 million truck transports that travel to and from the port each year. The venture will also include electrification of sea transport.
The companies involved will introduce a series of interlinked measures designed to accelerate the switch to fossil-free fuels, port authority offiicals said in a press release.
The Gothenburg Port Authority will establish the infrastructure and access to fossil-free fuels for heavy vehicles, including electric power, hydrotreated vegetable oil, biogas and hydrogen gas. While Volvo and Scania will put commercial offerings in place for their heavy truck customers.
The Tranzero Initiative is in line with the ambition for Sweden to become the first fossil-free country in the world. The transition to fossil-free transport to and from the port will need government support, like designated grants and subsidized charging points, for companies that need to upgrade their fleets, port officials said.