The Port of Amsterdam has started a scheme to double the maximum Environmental Ship Index (ESI) discount for vessels that are in the possession of an ESI certificate and use liquefied natural gas (LNG) for their main engine or auxiliary engine.
“LNG emits significantly smaller quantities of particulate matter than other fuels, as well as producing less carbon dioxide,” it says.
“Port of Amsterdam regards LNG as a vital transitional fuel which currently serves as the best alternative for the shipping industry.
“We also aim to have a bunker pontoon for LNG in place in the Port of Amsterdam by the end of 2018.”
The port hopes the introduction of the discount will help to advance its mission of encouraging the 50,000 seagoing vessels, cruise ships and barges that call on the port annually to operate as rapidly and efficiently as possible, using the least amount of resources.
Photo credit: Port of Amsterdam
Published: 3 August, 2018
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