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Energy Optimized Port Cluster

Port of Gävle is a logistic hub where major waterways, railways and roads meet. Energy Optimized Port Clusters main goal is to meet the CO2 reduction and energy efficincy requirements from both national and regional level. 

Program Energy Optimized Port Cluster 2030

Energy Optimized Port Cluster 2030 is a 10-year program with the main goal: The port cluster should by 2030 meet, in pace and on time, the requirements for CO2 reduction and energy efficiency that exist from both national and county level and which are in line with the 1,5-degree target/Paris Agreement. Below follows the joint and continuously updated work material that should support a high joint capacity for change. 

Joint Target 2030 - Work Tool

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Joint Road Map 2030

Cluster actors list ongoing and planned efforts that support the respective Transition Targets. The road map is continuously updated. Concerning the respective deliveries (projects/initiatives), contact the responsible actor directly.


The purpose of the Road Map 2030 is to create high capacity for change in collaboration with the port actors by allowing everyone to take part in and take advantage of what is going on and when. The responsibility to take initiatives remains with each individual actor. If you are interested in this project or have any questions about it, please contact our Head of Sustainability.

Linda Astner, Head of Sustainability
Phone: +46 70 623 38 41

Next publication is planned for October 2024. 

View our Joint Road Map in Power BI (last updated 2024-02-28)

Transition targets

View Joint Road map above for efforts that cluster actors have chosen to publish towards each transition target.

Processes and transition targets

Four main processes have been defined within the port cluster.

Energy Optimized Sea transport

Import/Export Blanace
Load Optimization
Share Time Slot
Anchorage time
Share OPS
Lay time

Energy Optimized Road Transport

Energy Mix Factor
Filling Rate
Load Optimization
Flow Efficiency
Import/Export Balance

Energy Optimized Railway Transport

Energy Mix Factor
Filling Rate
Load Optimization
Flow Efficiency
Import/Export Balance

Energy Optimized Port operations

Energy Efficiency
Flow Efficiency
Energy Mix Factor

Illustrations have been created to describe the respective main process flow, the distribution of responsibilities between actors and which changes need to take place in each process (transition targets). Everyone should easily see how they can contribute in their respective role. The illustrations are developed continuously. (For more information please contact Port of Gävle).

The program has made a breakdown of the overall goals into changes in the respective process (transition targets). Major efforts will be required to reach the transition targets, both on individual and common levels.


Follow-up CO2 emissions and energy 2017-2023

Timeline of the program


80 percent reduction of CO2-emissions from port cluster.


A terminal for storage of regional volumes of captured biogenic CO2.


2027 - Onshore Power Supply (OPS) for vessels calling the chemical quay.


Onshore Power Supply (OPS) for vessels calling the container terminal.

All shunters in the port are fossil free.


In February the queuing system, Time Slot Gävle, is also introduced for terminals and vessels using the chemical pier (quay 1).

The joint roadmap EOPC 2030 is updated continuously.


Two new electric bulk cranes are taken into operation by Yilport and they also convert two older cranes from fossil fuel to electricity.

The electrification of the railway leading into the major port area is completed.

Time Slot Gävle is introduced – a world unique queuing system mandatory for vessels calling at one of the eight terminals that use Port of Gävle’s energy pier (quay 27). The queuing system makes it possible for vessels to eco-drive from previous port.

The OPS facility at the energy quay is tested and improvements are carried out. The first full-scale electrified vessel call takes place during the fall.

The pre-study regarding the capture of CO2 shows that more than 5 million tonnes of biogenic CO2 could be retrieved within a 100 km radius of the port. Port of Gävle starts planning for a future terminal.

A food inspection facility is opened at the container terminal.

Shipping companies is invited to join the program with their deliveries to the joint target.

The website of the program is translated to English. Joint roadmap EOPC 2030 is published in a dynamic tool with the possibility to filter actors and processes.

Work begins to improve the measures and presentation of the follow-ups of the program main target and transition targets.

The joint roadmap EOPC 2030 is updated continuously.


The new container terminal with double capacity is inaugurated.

An “electrification pilot” with six charging stations for heavy trucks is granted financing by the Swedish Energy Agency. The project is a co-operation between Gävle Energy and Port of Gävle.

Port of Gävle increases the electric supply to the bulk terminal to enable Yilport to electrify several port cranes, with a financial contribution from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.

Onshore Power Supply (OPS) facility for electric connections to vessels at both the bulk quay and energy quay is installed, partly financed by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.

Energy companies located in the port area are invited to join the program with deliverables.

The joint roadmap EOPC 2030 is updated continuously.


Launch of Port Activity App – probably the first mobile application in the world for a real time exchange of time stamps and other information between port actors.

Mid Sweden Hydrogen Valley is formed – a partnership between the industry and public sector aiming at developing a regional hydrogen system.

The partnership that in the future will lead to Time Slot Gävle, is established by Tärntank, Preem, VTI and Port of Gävle.

Gävle Energy and Port of Gävle starts a joint pre-study with the financial support from the Swedish Energy Agency, looking at the possibility to capture biogenic CO2 from local power plants and to create a port terminal for regional cluster volumes of CO2.

The joint roadmap EOPC 2030 is updated continuously.


Preliminary study EOPC – continuous dialogue with actors within the port cluster (industry, port operators, logistic services providers etc)

Decision to start the program Energy Optimized Port Cluster 2030 (EOPC 2030), a ten-year program with a shared goal, joint road map and four focus areas for Port of Gävle.

Decision that tugboats within Port of Gävle from now on shall be operated with fossil free HVO.

Based on a joint preliminary study with KTH, a forum for collaboration between Gävle Energy and Port of Gävle is created, aiming at securing long-term power capacity for electrifying the port area.


Decision on financing from Vinnova and the Swedish Energy Agency regarding a pre-study of the possibility to co-operate within the port cluster to reach the goals society set for the climate.

Efficient Flow (2018-2021) is an EU Central Baltic project where Port of Gävle together with the Swedish Maritime Administration, Finnish Transport Agency, SAMK-university, and Port of Rauma in Finland co-operates in achieving efficient traffic processes in ports through digital information exchange. Parallel to the project, a Customer Advisory Board is formed in Port of Gävle, aiming at in-depth dialogues with the terminals regarding efficiency of joint port process.


Initial dialogue with the Chamber of Commerce in Middle Sweden, University of Gävle and Region Gävleborg.

Yilport, the port operator of the container and bulk terminals, starts to convert their trucks and other working equipment to fossil free HVO.

The program was launched in 2020 and was preceded by a preliminary study where dialogues were held with several of the port cluster actors.

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