Gothenburg Leads European Port Sustainability


Edvard Molitor, Senior Manager Environment at Gothenburg Port Authority, has been appointed as the new chair of the European Seaports Organisations (ESPO) Sustainability Committee.

The position means that the Port of Gothenburg will take the lead in sustainability issues at European ports.

Molitor (pictured) said: “I feel honoured to be appointed to chair one of the most important fora for sustainability issues within the port and shipping industry. It is crucial for the future that shipping develops in a responsible way.

“There is a lot that we can be proud of although a great deal remains to be done as shipping can and must reduce its emissions.”

Technical paper: Innovation: The Route To Green Shipping

Molitor has been Senior Manager Environment at Gothenburg Port Authority since 2014.

He has many years of experience pursuing maritime environmental and climate issues from his time at the European Maritime Safety Agency, the Swedish Coast Guard and the research and development company SSPA.

Based in Brussels, the European Sea Ports Organisation ensures that seaports have a clear voice in the European Union.

ESPO represents the common interests and promotes the common views and values of its members to the European institutions and its policy makers.

Last month, the Port of Rotterdam Authority found that it is possible to reduce CO₂ emissions by up to 98% after commissioning a study aiming to turn the region’s port area into a front runner in the current energy transition.

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