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Japanese ports waive fees for LNG-fuelled ships

Japan’s ports of Tokyo, Yokohama and Kawasaki will waive an entry fee from next month for vessels fuelled by LNG or hydrogen. LNG bunkering ships will also no longer have to pay the fees.

The exemption runs for five years from April 1.

The entry fee now stands at 2.7 yen ($0.025) per gross tonne for ocean-going vessels and 1.35 yen per gross tonne for coastal vessels.

Japan is one of the countries to have invested most heavily in LNG fuelling infrastructure in recent years, while its shipyards are also busy developing hydrogen-powered ship designs.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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