From September 6 to 8, the Baltic Ports Conference was held in Ystad, a city in Sweden. Issues affecting the Baltic Sea ports in the present-day geopolitical situation, climate change, and technological advancement were widely argued.
The Deputy CEO of the Freeport of Ventspils, Igors Udodovs, participated in the discussion on the sustainability of shore power instalations, as the Freeport of Ventspils pays great attention to port (terminal) electrification. The experience of other harbors has been studied, and the electrification of the harbors is currently in the planning and pre-project research stages. It is planned to electrify the ferry terminals as a priority, which will make it possible to create a “green corridor” for ferry traffic. This would mean not only the possibility to offer a modern port service and increase the overall competitiveness but also to take an important step in creating an ecologically friendly industry.