Inland navigation vessels with a zero-emission propulsion system can receive a 20% discount on the inland harbour dues at Amsterdam and Zaanstad port waters, effective 1 January 2018.
This discount is only granted to inland navigation vessels with a Green Award Platinum label, says the Port of Amsterdam.
According to the port, the Green Award is a certification scheme for inland navigation and sea-going vessels with a better environmental performance than minimum statutory requirements.
The Platinum label for zero-emission vessels was introduced in mid-December.
“We launched our vision on Clean Shipping on 1 November. Our objective is to promote the introduction of cleaner vessels. The new Platinum label is completely in line with our vision,” said Marleen van de Kerkhof, Harbour Master of the Port of Amsterdam.
Kerkhof expects the first inland navigation vessel with a zero-emission propulsion system to operate at Amsterdam in 2018.
“I hope that other ports will soon join us in supporting this important initiative. We are all striving for cleaner and more sophisticated vessels. This includes Smart Shipping. Our joint efforts will result in the achievement of future-proof shipping.”
Photo credit: Port of Amsterdam
Published: 5 January, 2018
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