The Port of Rotterdam has announced that is has reserved a total of €1.5 million for a new incentive for ships to bunker LNG. The scheme will offer seagoing vessels that bunker LNG in Rotterdam a 10% discount on gross seaport dues until 2020.
The new scheme was announced during the second day of the ‘LNG Masterplan final event’.
In addition to the new incentive, the Port of Rotterdam Authority is also supporting the Environmental Ship Index and the Green Award by offering ships incentives. In total, these measures mean that the Port Authority will be providing €1.5 to 2 million in incentives to encourage sustainable shipping annually.
In the meantime, shipping company Containerships has stated that it will operate and bunker two LNG vessels in Rotterdam from 2017.
In early December 2015, STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Company started building the LNG bunker vessel that Shell will operate in the port of Rotterdam. It is expected that Shell will begin using the first LNG bunker vessel in the port of Rotterdam in early 2017.
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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