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Ports of Stockholm and Port of Tallinn recently signed a joint venture agreement which will see them work in unison in an attempt to improve the environmental issues in regards to the Baltic Sea. The two ports are to join together to think about the provisions of future fuel use, the management of ship-generated waste disposal and the electricity supply to vessels within the ports.

The two ports have set high environmental targets in reducing effects on the marine environment in the Baltic Sea. The new environmental agreement between both ports is a positive step towards efforts to reduce the effects from port operations and shipping within the Baltic Sea region.

John Castwall, Managing Director for Ports of Stockholm, has said: “We are proud and happy to present our join collaboration with the Port of Tallinn. Environmental problems are cross-border issues and we are very much looking forward to working together with the Port of Tallinn on these matters.”

In addition, Chairman of the Management Board of Port of Tallinn, Ain Kaljurand, has commented: “Port of Tallinn has been consistently contributing to various environmental initiatives and such extended cooperation with one of the forerunners in the field of sustainable marine development presents us both great potential in working towards cleaner marine environment of the Baltic Sea.”

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