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Ports of Stockholm and Tallinn working on eco issues

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Ports of Stockholm and Tallinn signed an agreement to work together to improve the environment in the Baltic Sea.

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The two ports will jointly focus on the provision of future fuels, the management of ship-generated waste and the supply of electricity to vessels in port.

Ports of Stockholm and Port of Tallinn have set high environmental targets for reducing effects on the marine environment in the Baltic Sea. This environmental agreement between two ports is a further step towards minimising the effects of port operations and shipping on the Baltic Sea region.

The environmental agreement comprises tangible efforts in three areas: To jointly support opportunities to make LNG bunkering possible at both ports, to jointly investigate possibilities to supply electricity from the shore to more vessels operating regular services, and to continue efforts to improve ship-generated waste reusing and recycling rate, reduce the release of wastewater into the Baltic Sea.

Ports of Stockholm and Port of Tallinn have both actively cooperatedin international maritime organizations such as ESPO ( European Seaport Organization) Sustainable Development Committee and BPO (Baltic Ports Organization) Environmental Committee. The Environmental Agreement between the two port authorities presents a very suitable cooperation framework for the parties to be in the forefront on initiatives aimed at developing the Baltic maritime environment jointly and in a sustainable manner.

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