Decarbonisation of our transport systems will require the action of multiple parties along extended transportation corridors that can stretch from the very local, to the truly global.
Freeport East sits at the heart of these decarbonisation efforts. It includes, at Felixstowe, the biggest container port in the UK which regularly hosts the world’s largest ships and connecting to over 700 destinations around the world. Felixstowe was one of the first ports of call for the Laura Maersk, a ground-breaking new vessel fuelled by green methanol.
Other active ports at Harwich and Ipswich also contribute to a local economy that is home to hundreds of companies involved in the transportation sector as well as helping to transport goods and people throughout the UK and overseas.
Freeport East looks to help drive our regional economy towards net zero in a manner that delivers benefits across our communities. It is clear that green hydrogen and related clean fuels have the potential to play an important part in delivering on decarbonisation and energy security, while offering unique investment and employment opportunities.
Our report in September 2023 set out the opportunities to deliver green corridor connections that will help support maritime decarbonisation as well as cleaner inland transportation. Green corridors, though relationships with like-minded entities in other countries, give us the opportunity to focus effort and investment to deliver greener solutions, working with the maritime sector, governments and regulators.