The Blue Supply Chains initiative aims to assist port authorities in reducing the harmful emissions produced by ships while they are docked at ports. The project is also developing a model for completely emission-free water transportation between ports in the Baltic region.
The Blue Supply Chains (BSC) project provides a comprehensive three-pillar approach for PAs to support the greening of port operations: by promoting the electrification of handling equipment, providing alternative fuels through a bunkering and charging strategy, and promoting the establishment of green transport chains. Solutions will be developed collaboratively, tested in selected ports, evaluated, adjusted, and transferred to other ports. Cooperation with research institutions, private enterprises, and business support organizations ensures that end users are involved in the process and that the results are practical and market-ready. The Baltic Ports Organization provides support as an umbrella organization, while national ministries will use the solutions to adopt their national emission reduction plans and create the framework for PAs to play a significant role in the greening process.
Project Leader: Port of Hamburg Marketing Reg. Assoc.
Project Partners: 21 Partners from Baltic Sea Region
Implementation: January 2023 – December 2025