Seminar 01 The national maritime strategy
The government's new report "On the road to zero emissions in 2050" pointed out that innovation and business development play an important part when coming up with the solutions. Swedish Minister for the Environment Lena Ek discussed the issue with stakeholders and experts during this morning session.
- It is possible!
- Dare to think and to do.
- Use the tools available.
All the ZVT JUP and JIPs are doing exactly this, and are moving transport at sea to the next level. It means a lot of risk taking, innovation and investments. A big pat on the shoulder to all of you.
Seminar 03 Business Sweden - Sweden's export future
Next ZVT attended a political debate between the Minister for Trade Ewa Björling and Member of Parliament Mikael Damberg. The question was “What is needed from our Swedish politicians in order for Sweden to continue to be a strong export nation and an attractive market for foreign investors?”
Seminar 04 - Environmental shipping myths
Seminar 05 - Saving the Baltic Sea
The importance of the Swedish ports cannot be stressed enough, according to Nils Bohlin who has compiled the report “Swedish ports - gateway to Sweden” (Sveriges hamnar - porten till Sverige). The ports have developed into clusters with large flows of goods worth a lot of money. In addition to that, commodity values in the order of at least 100 billion arrive via ports and almost 10 billion worth of goods arrives with consumers who come to Sweden on cruises. Ports are system-critical hubs, and can be regarded as hubs for much more than the transportation of goods.
Shipping as a transport mode has a bright future, said Björn Alvengrip Ports of Sweden. The sulphur directive shows that this part of the world is a forerunner in tightening the requirements for shipping. We need a review of the logistics around the ports in order for Sweden's infrastructure to work for transport. Stephan Mulcher from the Chamber of Commerce said that much has been neglected when it comes to the country's infrastructure. He pointed out that one cannot design everything on the desktop. A concrete proposal highlighted during the panel discussion was to build a double track in the port of Gothenburg. Collaboration between transport modes.
Interview - transport
Wednesday ended with a mini radio interview with Per Bondemark, Chairman of the Swedish Shippers Council, in which he comments on the question: What is the most important issues to have in mind when chosing a safe and more environmentally efficient transport? It will be published on our site shortly.