The City of Rotterdam and the City of Oslo have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create a new Green Corridor for short sea shipping that will be served by Samskip’s next generation zero-emission SeaShuttle vessels.
The agreement is a significant development for the maritime industry, as it represents a commitment from two of Europe’s leading hub ports to accelerate the green transition in shortsea shipping.
Samskip is also playing a leading role in the initiative, with its next generation SeaShuttle vessels being among the first zero-emission short sea container vessels in the world to use green hydrogen as fuel. The new green corridor will operate weekly loops between Rotterdam and ports in the Oslofjord region, establishing true end-to-end corridor services.
The new green corridor will be served by Samskip’s next generation SeaShuttle vessels, which will be among the first zero-emission short sea container vessels in the world to use green hydrogen as fuel. Green hydrogen is produced using renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power. It is then used to fuel ships on board, producing zero emissions.
The use of zero-emission hydrogen ships will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from short sea shipping in the region. The new ships will also produce zero air pollutants, which will improve air quality in port cities and coastal communities. The new ships are expected to be more energy-efficient than traditional ships, which will reduce fuel costs and environmental impact.
The new green corridor between Rotterdam and Oslo is a significant development for the maritime industry and for the environment. It represents a commitment from two leading hub ports and a leading shipping company to accelerate the green transition in shortsea shipping.