Port of Tyne sets out net-zero transition roadmap


Clean Tyne – a UK’s Clean Maritime Demonstration consortium – has created the Digitalised and Decarbonised Port Transition Roadmap for the Port of Tyne and other UK ports to support net-zero transition.

The Port of Tyne will define a path to net-zero enabled by a real-time digital platform together with Siemens, Newcastle University, North East Local Enterprise Partnership and Connected Places Catapult.

The project aims to create a universal blueprint for decarbonisation that can be replicated in other port environments and industries.

As there are still many obstacles to achieving decarbonisation, the digital platform aims to become a reference point throughout the port’s net-zero transition by supporting the creation of business cases, scenario planning, and investment cases.

It will also allow the project consortium to assess the technical, environmental, and economic impact of the port in the future.

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The Port of Tyne has released that the roadmap sets out a possible timeline for implementing changes to reach the 2050 goal and the project will be updated to reflect the evolving world and market accordingly.

The Port of Tyne announced the launch of the platform earlier in March.

Find out more on the newly-launched digital platform in PTI’s ‘Smart Digital Ports of the Future 2022’ edition of the Port Technology International Journal, as we welcomed a submission from Ian Blake – Head of Innovation and Technology, Port of Tyne 2050 Maritime Information Hub.

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