The Port of Rotterdam Authority on Thursday (30 April) said it has recently responded to the consultation of the European Commission (EC) regarding the ‘Fuel EU Maritime – Green European Maritime Space’ initiative.
With this initiative, the EC aims to accelerate the transition to sustainable alternative fuels in the maritime sector, it said.
The port authority adds it strongly supports this initiative and actively encourages the use of alternative fuels, partly through the Incentive Scheme Climate-Friendly Shipping.
In order to stimulate cleaner marine fuels and shore power, the port notes it is important that these fuels are exempted from energy tax, both European and at the national level.
The diversity and complexity of the future fuel mix in shipping and advocates clear objectives, as well as a roadmap with the possibilities for alternative fuels and shore power solutions per ship type and a clear timeline, has also been taken into account by the port.
It adds it is also in favour of encouraging LNG as a transition path for the future use of bio-LNG as a marine fuel.
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Published: 4 May, 2020
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