Port of Skagen and Stillstrom partner to decarbonise anchorage zone with offshore charging solutions

The Port of Skagen and Stillstrom by Maersk have officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly explore the integration of offshore power and charging solutions into the anchorage zone of Port of Skagen, also referred to as “Skagen Anchorage”. This strategic collaboration aims to address the pressing need for decarbonisation in the maritime industry by leveraging innovative technology and sustainable practices.

Since 2020, as one of the busiest anchorage zones in Northern Europe, Skagen Anchorage has observed more than 3,800 vessel stops annually, lasting a minimum of six hours, amounting to an average of 66,000 tonnes of annual CO2 emissions. These statistics emphasise the port’s importance within the regional maritime sector and underscore the pressing need for implementing environmentally responsible solutions.

“The partnership between the Port of Skagen and Stillstrom represents a significant step towards decarbonising the anchorage zone and reducing emissions near the coast and city,” remarked Willy Bent Hansen, Managing Director of Port of Skagen. “We are always looking for ways to support the decarbonisation of the maritime sector.”

“We are excited to work with Port of Skagen, and this collaboration truly embodies our commitment to driving innovation and sustainability for the maritime sector,” added Kristian Borum Jørgensen CEO of Stillstrom. “By working closely with Port of Skagen, we can collectively address the decarbonisation opportunity as well as explore ways to minimise emissions to the benefit of the local community.”

Through joint exploration and innovation, Port of Skagen and Stillstrom are committed to advancing the transition towards cleaner and more efficient maritime operations. This collaboration underscores their shared vision of creating a greener and more sustainable future for the port and the surrounding communities.