Rotterdam has become the most non-ecological port in Europe
The port of Rotterdam took the first place in the ranking of the most environmentally friendly ports in Europe, overtaking the ports of Antwerp and Hamburg.
Analysts of the environmental organization Transport & Environment (T&E) conducted monitoring of the most non-ecological ports in Europe, writes InfraNews. T&E estimates carbon emissions from ships entering ports throughout the supply chain, as well as emissions from loading, unloading and bunkering operations performed at the port.
Operations at the port of Rotterdam emit almost 14 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually, which is comparable to the emissions of the Weisweiler thermal power plant in Germany, operating on brown coal.
The ports of Antwerp and Hamburg are in second and third place in the anti-rating, their emissions are 2 and 3 times lower than those of Rotterdam, but higher than that of an average coal-fired power plant.
Three of the 10 most non-ecological ports in Europe are located in Spain.