Hong Kong: Starting from September 26, 2012, ocean-going vessels will be eligible for a 50% reduction in port facility and light dues if they switch to cleaner fuel while berthing in Hong Kong waters. This incentive program will last for three years.
Ship operators should first make a one-off registration for their vessels with the Environmental Protection Department (EPD). The registration exercise will commence on September 17.
"The government has been implementing a package of 22 measures, targeting various major polluting sources, with a view to improving the air quality in Hong Kong," Hong Kong Secretary for the Environment, Wong Kam-sing, said.
"Reducing marine emissions is one of our priorities and the launch of the incentive scheme is a step forward to achieving this goal." [18/09/12]