For some years Port of Amsterdam has been giving discounts on port dues to vessels listed in the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) that have attained an ESI score of 20 points or higher. As of 1 August, this incentive will be doubled for vessels that are in the possession of an ESI certificate and use LNG for their main engine or auxiliary engine. The Port aims to have a bunker pontoon for LNG in place by the end of 2018.
LNG emits significantly smaller quantities of particulate matter than other fuels, as well as producing less carbon dioxide. Port of Amsterdam regards LNG as a vital transitional fuel which currently serves as the best alternative for the shipping industry. In order to encourage vessel operators to start using this fuel, it will be providing an additional discount starting 1 August.
The introduction of this discount will help to advance the Port’s mission of encouraging the 50,000 seagoing vessels, cruise ships and barges that call annually to operate as rapidly and efficiently as possible, using the least amount of resources.
Source: Port of Amsterdam