Upon entering the Stena Lines Gothenburg-Kiel-terminal or
the Gothenburg RoRo Terminal, green trucks will be guided directly to the
vessel or to dedicated Green Priority collection and delivery spaces. This
applies to all trucks that are battery-powered or have a fuel cell powertrain.
“Our goal is to grow sustainably in partnership with our
customers. At Stena Line, we are adopting new measures on a daily basis as part
of our sustainable transition, and we will incentivise our customers to follow
suit on the road to establishing fossil-free operations,” said Niclas
Mårtensson, Chief Executive for Stena Line.
“With the Green Priority Project, we offer defined
efficiency benefits to companies but also for our climate, in short, medium,
and long term.”
The idea behind this move is to encourage the greening of
haulage companies’ vehicle fleets. The terminal operators at the Port of
Gothenburg have said it is fair that haulage companies that invest in
electrically powered trucks are rewarded with defined efficiency benefits and
shorter lead times.
Maria Franksen, Chief Executive of the Gothenburg RoRo
Terminal, added “The rationale behind the Green Priority project is to
demonstrate how the transition to fossil-free fuels can have a tangible impact
on industry. Although the transition of the transport sector as a whole will
require far more time and effort, with Green Priority we have a clear, readily
accessible concept that is a significant step along the way.
“We have the opportunity and capacity to add an extra green
lane at our terminal, and it will be very interesting to see how Green Priority
As part of the Tranzero Initiative, where Stena Line, Volvo
Group, Scania, and the Gothenburg Port Authority have come together to speed up
the energy transition of the haulage sector to fossil-free fuels. The overall
goal is to reduce port-related emissions by 70% by 2030.
Port Bronka is also introducing a similar scheme in the new
year, announcing discounts on mooring and quay operations for vessels with