Port of Gdynia establishes partnership for developing hydrogen economy
The Port of Gdynia Authority, which manages the Polish second-largest harbour, has signed a letter of intent with Tallinna Sadam, a public company that operates five key harbours in Estonia. Both port operators will jointly cooperate in the field of the hydrogen economy.
On Thursday, 26 May, the representatives of the ports of Gdynia and Tallinn concluded a hydrogen-related partnership. The aim of the cooperation is to jointly implement projects related to the production, storage and distribution of “green” hydrogen and the use of zero-emission fuels in creating added value in logistics supply chains of goods and services, as well as to exchange information on innovative development projects related to the use of zero-emission fuels for the purposes of seaports and the broadly understood maritime economy.
Both ports are heavily involved in the development of a low and zero-carbon economy. The Port of Tallinn has a hydrogen strategy with plans to implement projects related to the production and distribution of “green” hydrogen for using it in the broadly understood maritime industry. The Port of Gdynia Authority is the initiator of activities related to the establishment of a hydrogen hub at the Port of Gdynia, serving the decarbonisation of port terminals (in particular, the use of hydrogen to supply the devices and equipment working in them), the production and storage of “green” hydrogen in the vicinity of the port, as well as the use of hydrogen and other zero-emission fuels (ammonia, methanol) to power ships calling at the Port of Gdynia. The hydrogen hub is an element of the ongoing Fuel and Energy Transformation programme.
Both the Port of Tallinn and the Port of Gdynia strive to jointly implement projects in the field of production, distribution and storage of “green” hydrogen and want to create added value in the logistics supply chains of goods and services. The development of the hydrogen and zero-emission economy also includes the popularisation of ammonia and methanol as fuels dedicated to the maritime industry.
Zero-emission operations in the ports are, among other things, meeting more and more stringent environmental standards and the potential diversification of fuel sources. These activities have a strategic dimension for the entire fuel and energy industry. Seaports show great potential as places to animate activities related to the initial phase of the development of the hydrogen economy due to the fact of servicing various means of transport, which are related to the handling of freight and passengers.
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