The Bothnia Bulk project held a kick-off meeting of EU co-funded project at the end of January 2017.
The meeting took place in Luleå, Sweden. The two-day meeting included a tour around the port of Luleå, a visit to ESL Shipping’s vessel Kallio as well as presentations and discussions among the participants. The vessel Kallio will be used as a reference vessel compared to the new LNG vessels. The participants came from the European Commission, Trafikverket, ESL Shipping, Port of Raahe, SSAB, Port of Luleå, Port of Oxelösund, Zero Vision Tool and Wega.
The Joint Industry Project Bothnia Bulk commits to upgrade the existing maritime link between the ports of Luleå, Raahe and Oxelösund, in the Baltic Sea. The main objectives are to a/ establish an energy-efficient, low-emission supply of dry bulk cargo available year-round in the peripheral region of the Baltic Sea and b/ to increase efficiency of maritime operations which will reduce CO2 emissions as well as overall logistics costs.