One of Europe’s greatest supporters of green shipping has developed another set of incentives to cut emissions. The Port of Rotterdam Authority has made EUR5m available for interested parties to apply for funding via its new Incentive Scheme Climate-Friendly Shipping.
Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, commented: “We wish to play an active part in the reduction of CO2 emissions generated by the shipping sector. Through this scheme, we are able to give various parties just that extra financial push they need to realise a concrete project in this area.”
The port authority has invited shippers, shipping companies, fuel manufacturers and suppliers, engine manufacturers and service providers to take advantage of the new scheme. The initiative is intended to promote projects and demonstrations that make use of low-carbon or zero-carbon fuels delivered in Rotterdam’s port area. The scheme runs until the end of 2022.