The new “Freeport of Riga Development Programme for 2019-2028” states that the growth of the Freeport of Riga will be based on the implementation of socially responsible policies, sustainable use of resources and care for the environment. To implement this programme, the main goal is defined as the “reduction of environmental impact” of the port. In practice, this means continuing to maintain and improve the environmental quality management system and the environment-monitoring programme. As to future plans, they are more far-reaching and investment intense. The port plans to develop services to provide ships with a more environmentally friendly fuel, i.e., liquefied natural gas. Increasingly more ships across the world are using this fuel to make navigation more environmentally friendly. Likewise, it is planned to develop a strategy for the shore power supply of ships at the piers of the Port of Riga and to start its implementation.
Environmental quality supervision within the territory of the Freeport of Riga is ensured by monitoring air, groundwater, seabed sediments of the sea dump, as well as waterfowl.
Being interested not only to plan but also to implement the development schemes, Port of Riga has assigned a team of #IntelligenceHunt5 to work on a case “How to build a state of art emission monitoring system to Port of Riga?”.Edgars Suna, Deputy CEO of Freeport of Riga will brief the audience and the jury to the case after which the student team Masters of Synergy #IH5MastersofSynergy with students Maria Petrova from the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping, Russia, Ali Abdellaoui from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, Maxwell Nwadiali from the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Cathlyn Olev from the TalTech Estonian Maritime Academy, Estonia and Shubham Yadav from the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway, will present their solution.