During the One Ocean Summit held in Brest from February 9 to 11, more than twenty major European, East Asian and North American ports committed to reducing the environmental impact of ships in port by 2028, two years ahead of the 2030 target set by the European Commission. Indeed, the European objective is to reduce emissions by 55% by 2030, and even 75% for maritime transport. With the commitments made in Brest, the twenty or so ports concerned will even be ahead of this target as far as port calls are concerned. Thanks to a declaration initiated by France and on the occasion of a session organized by the AIVP, these ports have decided to work together on shore power supply as well as on the elaboration of green tariffs, i.e. port dues modulated according to a “bonus-malus” system.

The session organized by the AIVP was precisely on the “energy transition of port cites”, with very high level speakers from the ports of Singapore, Los Angeles and Long Beach, Marseille, Barcelona or Haropa Port (Le Havre, Rouen, Paris). Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, Minister of Transport (France) announced this declaration during a conclusion speech, which was welcomed by Adina-Ioana Valean, European Commissioner for Transport (EU), present that day to react officially to the debates led by the AIVP.