Port of Barcelona cuts carbon footprint by 20%

The Spanish port has reduced its CO2 emissions by 20% and becomes the first port in the world to achieve the Lean & Green initiative star, promoted by the Association of Manufacturers and Distributors (AECOC).

Commenting on the achievement, which was certified by Ernst & Young, Port President Mercè Conesa said the award demonstrated that the Port of Barcelona was ‘fully committed to the goals set by the EU and the IMO derived from the Paris Agreements for reducing emissions by 2030 and 2050’.

Conesa pointed to one of the main projects that the Port of Barcelona is engaged in, Power to Ship, which will allow vessels to hook up to the electrical grid on the wharf, eliminating emissions from auxiliary engines while berthed in port.

Conesa also highlighted the commitment to electric mobility and the promotion of LNG as an alternative transition fuel for ships, trucks, and terminal machinery to ‘significantly reduce emissions and combat climate change.’

Rhys Berry

Rhys Berry