In the Dutch ports it all comes together: oil, coal, natural gas, biomass, heat, steam, wind and solar energy. It is the powerful foundation for providing energy (carriers) to large parts of North-West Europe. These ports are not only logistical hubs, they are also energy hubs. The power plants in the Port of Rotterdam, for example, provide power to a quarter of the industry and homes in the Netherlands. Together with the petrochemical industry in the port, they are responsible for 17% of Dutch CO2emissions. During our next event on November 9th we will zoom in on the role of Dutch ports in the energy transition. Xander Japin, Business manager & Secretary Energy Transition at Port of Rotterdam and Joey van Elswijk, Startegy Consultant at the Port of Amsterdam will be discussing the following questions with us:
- How do the ports deal with the changing energy landscape towards sustainability?
- What are energy issues the Dutch ports are facing?
- What are the crucial steps towards a decarbonized port?