GreenPort Congress to be held in 2019’s European Green Capital

07 Feb 2019

GreenPort Cruise & Congress 2019 is heading to Oslo from 16-18 October 2019.

GreenPort Congress 2019 will highlight the latest in environmental challenges and how ports can improve their carbon footprint in one of Europe’s most environmentally conscious cities, Oslo.

The Port of Oslo, Norway, is one of Europe's most ambitious and active cities for implementing environmental strategies. The city was recently awarded the title of ‘2019’s European Green Capital’, further supporting the port and city’s efforts to protect its surrounding environment and promote sustainable living.

Tackling climate change is a high priority for Oslo, with the city setting clear aims and targets to tackle the growing issue. Aims include; cutting emissions by 50% by 2020 (compared to 1990), becoming carbon neutral by 2050 and introducing innovations within transport infrastructure. Oslo has introduced a range of initiatives to achieve these ambitious targets, including the promotion of zero emissions transport. The city has become the ‘Electric Vehicle Capital of the World’, with 30% of all vehicles now sold in the city being electric.

The port has specifically aimed to reduce 85 % of its CO2 emissions by 2030 (action plan adopted by City Council - Nov 14th 2018) and by moving cargo from road to sea transport, aims to reduce both air pollution and carbon emissions by at least 50%. In addition, the port is working on projects to build infrastructure for emission free solutions, as well as developing shore power for ships.

The GreenPort Cruise & Congress brings together the whole port community and is a platform for the exchange of information on the latest in sustainable environmental practice. Experts from the Port of Oslo will be present at the conference, speaking to delegates on how they can adapt the same tactics for their own port environments. The event will assist maritime ports and terminals in reducing their carbon footprints whilst becoming more sensitive to environmental considerations, which is vital to their future success.

Marianne Rasmussen-Coulling, Events Director, Mercator Media, organisers of the conference, commented, “As the European Capital of Environment in 2019, Oslo has taken on leadership in the green change, making it a great host for the GreenPort Cruise & Congress Conference. This year’s conference will welcome senior executives to the port, where they can see the great changes to the environment Oslo are achieving”

For more information please contact the events team on +44 1329 825335 or email congress@greenport.com