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The northern ScanMed ports - Sustainable maritime links
CEF Transport
Call year:
Location of the Action:
Implementation schedule: 
January 2014 to December 2016
Maximum EU contribution: 

Port of Turku Ltd (Finland)

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Last modified: 
August 2021


The Action is part of a Global Project whose objective is to create accessibility to the northern European markets and to create an effective, smooth and sustainable connection between sea and land transport in the Finnish and Swedish ports.

The overall objective of the Action was to improve energy-efficiency in port operations and shipping, provide onshore power and reception of ship waste and waste water. This would contribute to the development of sustainable, more environmental friendly Motorways of the Sea services between Sweden and Finland.

The Action activities contributed to the provision of high-level environmental services, according to the requirements of the MARPOL Annex VI. The Action developed port services that help reducing the environmental impact of shipping and facilitating for shipping to comply with the new environmental requirements and goals primarily regarding sulphur oxides, waste management and carbon emissions. These port services include onshore power supply, reception facilities for sewage and scrubber waste.

The development of the above mentioned energy-efficient services supports the transition to a low carbon transport.