Port of Rotterdam supports ZEMBA initiative with additional incentive for sustainable shipping fuels
The Port of Rotterdam’s initiative to offer a substantial port fee reduction for ships that bunker sustainable fuels is a fantastic step towards maritime decarbonisation. It’s vital for the shipping industry to make the switch to zero-emission fuels, and this initiative by the ZEMBA consortium, along with the support from the Port of Rotterdam, provides carriers with maximum incentive to make this switch. To qualify for the port fee reduction, ships need to bunker alternative fuels in Rotterdam with at least a 90 percent reduction in greenhouse gases, such as green methanol or ammonia.
It’s excellent to see that the Port of Rotterdam is prioritising truly sustainable and zero-emission fuels, as they have determined that the discount does not apply to bio-blended fuel oil, marine gas oil, or marine diesel oil. The Port of Rotterdam is already taking significant steps in facilitating the bunkering of zero-emission fuels and supporting sustainable vessels.
For more information visit www.portofrotterdam.com/en
9th October 2023