18 March 2024

Port of Skagen and Stillstrom Partner to Decarbonise Anchorage Zone with Offshore Charging Solutions

Copenhagen, 18 March 2024 – The Port of Skagen and Stillstrom by Maersk have officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly explore the integration of offshore power and charging solutions into the anchorage zone of Port of Skagen, also referred to as “Skagen Anchorage”. This strategic collaboration aims to address the pressing need for decarbonisation in the maritime industry by leveraging innovative technology and sustainable practices.

As one of the busiest anchorage zones in Northern Europe, Skagen Anchorage has since 2020 observed more than 3800 vessel stops annually lasting a minimum of 6 hours, amounting to an average of 66,000 tonnes of annual CO2 emissions[1]. These statistics emphasize the port’s importance within the regional maritime sector and underscore the pressing need for implementing environmentally responsible solutions.

“The partnership between the Port of Skagen and Stillstrom represents a significant step towards decarbonising the anchorage zone and reducing emissions near the coast and city,” remarked Willy Bent Hansen, Managing Director of Port of Skagen. “We are always looking for ways to support the decarbonisation of the maritime sector.”

Kristian Borum Jørgensen CEO of Stillstrom, added, “We are excited to work with Port of Skagen, and this collaboration truly embodies our commitment to driving innovation and sustainability for the maritime sector. By working closely with Port of Skagen, we can collectively address the decarbonisation opportunity as well as explore ways to minimize emissions to the benefit of the local community.”

Through joint exploration and innovation, Port of Skagen and Stillstrom are committed to advancing the transition towards cleaner and more efficient maritime operations. This collaboration underscores their shared vision of creating a greener and more sustainable future for the port and the surrounding communities.

[1] MarineBenchmark AB Data

About Stillstrom

Stillstrom, a business venture owned by A.P. Moller Maersk Group, is a leading global provider of offshore power and charging concepts, designed to eliminate offshore vessel emissions and facilitate clean offshore charging across the maritime sector.

Founded in Copenhagen Denmark, Stillstrom’s offshore power and charging technology delivers clean energy to vessels of all shapes and sizes, acting as an offshore charging point to hybrid and electric vessels, or as a green parking lot to the thousands of vessels idling outside of ports on any given day.

About Port of Skagen

Port of Skagen is an active commercial port experiencing growth, with its business structure centered around five core areas: fishing, maritime services, cargo handling and bunkering, cruise, and industrial areas.

Port of Skagen is focused on leveraging its unique location in one of the busiest waterways for ship passage and aims to support a responsible and sustainable transition in the maritime sector. Green transition is a strategic focus area for the port’s management, and electrification of the harbor and the consequent reduction of CO2 and other emissions are underway and will be further developed.

Media enquiries

For media enquiries, please contact:

Port of Skagen

Willy Hansen, CEO

Email: wbh@Portofskagen.com

Phone: +45 40467136


Sine Brandt, Head of MarCom

Email: sine.brandt@stillstrom.com

Phone: +45 31662328

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