ROROGREEN is a project that aims at bringing Denmark a step closer to sustainable Roll-on Roll-off (RoRo) shipping. The project uses digital innovation to monitor RoRo shipping emissions and optimize the industry operational and strategic planning. By doing so, we reduce the fuel consumption of the used vessels, which have the highest impact factor on the GHG emissions produced during maritime shipping. The operational efficiency gained by the optimized procedures will lower the cost thus attract more cargo from road to sea and thus indirectly also reduce the emissions of road transport.
The project has explored the potential for Danish yards and maritime industry, addressing questions regarding the size and composition of the relevant near-end-of-life fleet, the structure and capabilities of the Danish yards and maritime industry and a deeper analysis of the market for ship recycling in Denmark, including the pricing of end-of-life shipping assets and the nature of transactions. The study found that the structure and capabilities of the ports, yards and maritime industry places Denmark in a favourable position to develop its ship recycling industry around circular economy principles, but that significant barriers must be overcome both in terms of location and public acceptance as well as market strategies and price formation. In addition, for ship recycling in Denmark to become truly circular, there must be closer coordination between ports, yards and maritime suppliers where business models are developed around a lifecycle perspective on ships.