Life and business in the Central Baltic countries are extremely dependent on the Baltic Sea in transportation of goods. At the same time, there are high demands related to green deal that urges maritime sector to be more environmental-friendly, economical and socially sustainable. How to respond to the demands on economical and societal growth that so far have been somewhat contradicting to global demands on tackling climate crisis? Through seven pilot ports in the Central Baltic area, the Sustainable Flow is a project aimed to contribute to reduction of CO2 emissions. The project will not only increase the knowledge of what individuals and organisations can do, but also develop practical tools for stakeholders.
The Sustainable Flow project offers a solid ground for developing intermodal/multimodal transportation systems. The expected results are gained by developing digital solutions and energy saving measures, and renewable energy. As a result, CO2 emissions are reduced in port operations in the Central Baltic region – and beyond. By end of the project in 2026 the ports – as hubs of maritime sector in Central Baltic area – have the ability and the capacity to be smarter, greener, more cost-efficient, interoperable, sustainable, accessible, and safer and more secure.
Duration 01.05.2023 - 31.05.2026
Programme priorityImproved environment and resource use
Programme objectivePO5 - Decreased CO2 emissions
Lead partnerSatakunta University of Applied Sciences