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CMP is phasing in fossil-free fuel at its container terminal in Copenhagen

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CMP is phasing in fossil-free fuel at its container terminal in Copenhagen

With the phasing in of HVO100 during November 2023, CMP takes another significant step forward towards CO2 neutrality and fossil-free container handling in Copenhagen.

CMP strives to be one of the world’s most sustainable ports. We have established a firm ambition to be CO2 neutral in our operations by year 2025 - and climate positive by 2040 in accordance with Science Based Targets. In the years 2020 - 2022, CMP has reduced its CO2 emissions in its operations (GHG Scope 1+2) by 57%. This corresponds to a reduction of 1,231 tonnes of CO2e.

The journey towards the goal of carbon neutrality in our own operations has now reached another significant milestone in Copenhagen. From November 2023, CMP will gradually phase in the fossil-free fuel hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO100) for CMP’s machines at the container terminal. The container terminal’s large STS (ship-to-shore) cranes and work vehicles already run exclusively on electricity from renewable sources.

Initially, the port’s newer terminal tractors, as well as rear loaders and industrial trucks, will be supplied with HVO100. It is expected that with this step, CMP can already reduce fossil diesel consumption by approx. 60,000 litres per year, which corresponds to a reduction of approx. 130 tonnes of CO2e annually. CMP ordered new straddle carriers with battery-hybrid drive line in April 2023. When they gradually come into service, they will also use HVO100. In 2025, the container terminal in Copenhagen will move to Ydre Nordhavn and CMP expects by that time all fossil fuels will be phased out at all terminals.

“The green transition of CMP’s operations is not something we are only planning for in the future - it is already happening now and the phasing in of HVO100 at the container terminal in Copenhagen is a very important and natural step in our efforts to be one of the world’s most sustainable ports. CMP has already reduced CO2 emissions by 57% since 2020 and we expect to reach the target of carbon neutrality by 2025. The phase-in of HVO100 follows the replacement of CMP’s machinery and means that CMP can also support our customers’ demand for fossil-free and CO2-neutral transport chains,” says Povl Dolleris Røjkjær Ungar, COO, Copenhagen Malmö Port.

In Malmö, CMP has phased in HVO100, which has reduced CMP’s emissions by over approximately 840 tonnes CO2e annually.

For additional information, please contact:
Ulrika Prytz Rugfelt, Chief Communications & Sustainability Officer, Copenhagen Malmö Port AB.
E-mail:, Telephone: +46 (0)70 252 00 98.




Ulrika Prytz Rugfelt

Ulrika Prytz Rugfelt

Press contact Chief Communications & Sustainability Officer +46 70 252 00 98

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