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Journey towards a fossil-free future A NEWSLETTER FROM THE PORT OF OXELÖSUND April 2019 16.5m 2018 was an intensive year with numerous operational issues concerning safety and the work environment, and we continue to focus on these areas. However, our business focus going forward is mainly on the logistics needs of the future. Recently, Ports of Sweden and one of our trade unions signed a new collective agreement, where the basic obligation to keep industrial peace provides stability in the entire industry for a long time to come. The Port of Oxelösund’s surface and operations are constantly changing – and at an ever faster rate. SSAB have exciting challenges ahead as their current metallurgy and production systems are to be replaced with more environmentally friendly scrap use. The CO 2 emissions from SSAB will decrease considerably, and the goal is to manufacture completely fossil-free steel by 2045. We are taking part in this journey and have started pre- parations, by planning for new products and goods streams, and by moving towards an increasingly circular economy. The cement industry is also facing major climate challenges. Two new silos now tower above berth 8. These silos will store slag from the blast furnace production to be used as a binder for cement. Using a recycled residual product from the industry instead of a limestone base means large CO 2 savings for the construction industry. The green transition is here and is already in full swing. You can read more about it in Klimatsteget, our new magazine where we communicate about the transition together with SSAB. The magazine is aimed at all of our stakeholders and is distributed to the letterboxes of local residents. You will find an excerpt here on the last page and the full issue is available to download from our website. Follow the journey towards fossil-free steel, where one of the first steps is a terminal for liquid natural gas (LNG) at the port. In the future, maritime transport will take over a larger proportion of the transportation work in society, so more environmentally friendly fuel options are needed for ships – and that fuel is called LNG. This is why the terminal is important on several levels. See you at The All Inclusive Port! Douglas Heilborn, CEO Foto: Bobo Lindblad