state owned vessels

New assignment - to analyse fossil free state-owned vessels

Sweden has decided to analyse the conditions for a switch to fossil free state-owned vessels. SSPA has under a frame work contract been awarded with the task to support the Swedish Transport Administration (STA, www.trafikverket.se) in this analyse and the development of a strategy on how governmental owned ships and boats can operate with lower or no emissions of fossil carbon dioxide. 

As an important part to the effort of developing a sustainable transport sector, Sweden has determined a climate target that greenhouse gas emissions for domestic transport should be reduced by 70 percent by 2030 compared to 2010. In the pursuit of this goal the Swedish government has decided to instruct the STA to analyse the conditions and also propose a strategy. The analyse will have two target years; 2030 and 2045 and shall identify the effects that can be achieved and what costs that can occur. With this as a basis, a strategy shall be developed which shows the order in which measures should be taken and how they should be followed up.

The task from the Swedish government to the STA is found here (in Swedish): www.regering.se/pressmeddelanden


Photo courtesy: STA Road FerriesSwedish Coast Guard, Swedish Police and the Geological Survey of Sweden.