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Rotterdam ups the ante in green incentives

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.

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.


  1. Interesting picture with this article – this is the former MSC terminal in Antwerp that does not excist anymore

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