Estonia/Poland – A letter of intent on cooperation in the field of hydrogen management was signed by representatives from the Port of Tallinn and the Port of Gdynia Authority.
The goal of the collaboration is to work together on projects involving the production, storage, and distribution of “green” hydrogen and the use of zero-emission fuels in logistics supply chains of goods and services, as well as the exchange of information on innovative development projects involving the use of zero-emission fuels for seaports and the wider maritime economy.
The development of a low- and zero-carbon economy is a priority for ports. Tallinn’s port has a hydrogen strategy in place, with plans to implement projects involving the production and distribution of “green” hydrogen for use in the maritime industry. The Port of Gdynia is leading efforts to establish a hydrogen hub in the port, which will allow for the decarbonization of port terminals, the production and storage of “green” hydrogen in the port’s immediate vicinity, and the use of hydrogen and other zero-emission fuels (ammonia, methanol) to propel vessels calling at the port. The hydrogen hub is part of the Fuel and Energy Transformation program that is currently in place.
Both the Ports of Tallinn and Gdynia want to create added value in the logistic supply chains of goods and services by collaborating on projects in the fields of production, distribution, and storage of “green” hydrogen. The adoption of ammonia and methanol as dedicated fuels for the maritime industry is part of the development of a hydrogen and zero-carbon economy.
The environmental aspect of zero-emissions at the ports includes meeting increasingly stringent environmental standards and the potential diversification of fuel sources. For the entire fuel and energy industry, these activities have a strategic dimension.