Electrifying Potential: Shore-side Power Generation in the Baltic Sea Region

Join us 3 December for an online conference on ensuring greener shipping and cruise industry in the Baltic Sea Region!

The conference, organised by the Danish Maritime Authority, acting in its capacity as the former chair of the CBSS Expert Group on Sustainable Maritime Economy under the Danish Presidency, the CBSS secretariat, EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region Policy Area for clean shipping and the Danish Ministry of Environment, was postponed due to the pandemic and is now taking place online on december 3rd 2020!

About the conference

Shore-side power has the potential to effectively cut emissions by allowing ships to turn their engines off when at shore and plug into shore-side power facilities instead. While the EU requires all ports implement the technology by 2025, concerns remain over costs, return on investment and practical matters of such implementation.

The main aim of the conference is to provide port authorities and those within the sector with the know-how and practical examples of shore-side power generation to facilitate the transition to a greener shipping and cruise industry in the Baltic Sea Region. The conference will highlight the benefits of investing in port infrastructure and will examine the added value to ports and ship owners of such investment. Impacts and benefits of developing greener port infrastructures to regional branding will also be considered. The conference will address the issue of securing funding for investments in such developments and the final session will be dedicated to exploring ways to further promote sustainable blue growth in the light of the European Green Deal.


09.00                  Opening: welcome remarks
Danish Minister for Environment
Lea Wermelin

Council of the Baltic Sea States
Grzegorz Marek Poznanski, Director General
First Session: Fulfilling the European Green Deal – Practical experiences with shore-side power generation

Stena Lines
Niclas Mårtensson, CEO; Commissioner in the Swedish Government Electromobility Commission
Kristiansand Port Authority
Trond Sikveland, Port Area Manager

Port of St. Petersburg
Vadim Kashirin, CEO
Q&A from attendants
10.00                          Coffee break
10.15                         Second Session: The Value of the Brand – The Baltic Sea as a green tourist destination

How does the Baltic Sea Region use its green leadership position to fulfil its potential as a green tourist destination?

Presentation by Future Place Leadership
Marcus Andersson, Co-Founder and CEO

Q&A from attendants
11.00                         Third Session: The European Green Deal and Ports

European Commission, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport
Jørgen Bjerre, Deputy Head of Unit, on The European Green Deal and ports

European Commission, Innovation and Networks Executive Agency
Jarek Kotowski, Senior Project Manager, on the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funding support for OPS development in the EU

Baltic Ports Organization
Bogdan Oldakowski, Secretary General of the Baltic Ports Organization, on how ports will contribute to achieving the goals of the European Green Deal

Q&A from attendants
12.00                          Closing Remarks by Denmark and Way Forward by Lithuania
Danish Maritime Authority
Andreas Nordseth, Director-General

Lithuanian CBSS Presidency
Jonas Mažeika, Chairman of the CBSS Expert Group on Sustainable Maritime Economy, Counsellor
External Economic Relations and Economic Security Policy Department
Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
12.30                          End of Conference

We look forward to welcome you on webex December 3rd!