ESPOs port pro of the month: Ingvar M. Mathisen
The European Port Organisation has interviewed Oslos Port Director.
Oslo is the 2019 European Green Capital. The port is a central part of the city’s climate initiative green shift and plays a major role in providing sustainable cargo transport to the future ‘zero emission City of Oslo’. Moving more cargo from road to maritime transport reduces at least 50% of both air pollution and CO2 emissions. Port of Oslo is the low emission highway for cargo and consumer goods to the City and our whole region. The goal is to reduce 85% of the CO2 emissions by 2030.
The main challenge for the Port of Oslo is being a city port, which requires us to undertake numerous measures to be in harmony with our surroundings in order to be able to grow our business.
For the Port of Oslo, as it should be for all ports, the increased environmental concerns and measures to cut emissions is not as much of a challenge as it is an opportunity. Because, as the old Norwegian saying says, the seaway is the environmental friendly way, says the port diector in the interview.