Friday 28 April 2023

Aberdeen looks to become UK’s first net zero port

Aberdeen looks to become UK’s first net zero port

The Port of Aberdeen is aiming to becoming the UK’s first net zero port by 2040.

It will invest £55 million in the next 10 years to achieve this, flying the flag for sustainable fuels.

Electric vehicles, LED lighting and fuels originating from vegetable oil for the port’s vessels are some of the ways it hopes to quash its emissions.

CEO Bob Sanguinetti said: “Our vision is to become Scotland’s premier net zero port, offering world class facilities and services, at the heart of the nation's energy transition. We must be bold and ambitious to achieve this.

“The Port of Aberdeen can play a pivotal role in the emergence of green economic growth in the wider maritime industry and support new, high-quality jobs.”

Commenting on the new pledge, Net Zero Cabinet Secretary Mairi McAllan said: “I very much welcome Port of Aberdeen's net zero strategy and congratulate them on making this important investment in their future.

“The Scottish government is committed to the decarbonisation of the transport sector in a sustainable way, and the maritime sector has a vital role to play.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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