Innovative solutions help the Danish shipping industry in becoming greener
The ROROGREEN project is funded by Innovation Fund Denmark 

About Rorogreen

ROROGREEN is a research and innovation project with the aim to assist in making Danish Roll-on/Roll-off shipping both greener and faster through innovative and digital solutions to reduce the CO2 emissions and lower the financial costs.

When cargo is moved from land to water in Danish ports, it’s a carefully coordinated process involving vehicles and dockworkers. Even the slightest misjudgment or moment of inattention can delay the whole process. 

By digitalizing the process, studies from the logistics company DFDS show that a lot of time could be saved. This would mean a significant reduction in the ships’ fuel consumption and thus savings in both CO2 emissions and on the bottom line.

For this reason, the research project ROROGreen has been launched with financial support from Innovation Fund Denmark. During the project, researchers from DTU, Roskilde University Centre, and University of Southern Denmark, in cooperation with DFDS and selected tech companies, will develop new, digital services for optimizing loading and unloading operations using advanced technological hardware such as drones, robots, and censors for data encryptions. 

The derived effects of the optimization would entail that a company like DFDS would be able to reduce their annual CO2 emissions by up to 80,000 tons. A reduced environmental impact and a more efficient loading practice will enhance the competitiveness of the industry. This is likely to shift parts of the Danish freight transport from lorries to the more eco-friendly ships benefiting not only the climate, but also the economic growth of the Danish shipping industry.