Clean Marine Fuels in the Port of Amsterdam

The Port of Amsterdam encourages clean shipping under its Clean Shipping Vision 2030 and actively promotes cleaner marine fuels. The port emphasises the importance of both the local air quality as well as the transition towards fuels with a lower carbon footprint; ports can play an important role in stimulating and facilitating that transition. Compared to conventional fuels, LNG is considered a cleaner fuel and is seen as an intermediate fuel in this transition.

On top of the applicable Environmental Shipping Index incentive, vessels using LNG as a fuel are given an extra incentive on port dues in the Port of Amsterdam.

An LNG bunker vessel is in operation in the port and LNG-fueled, sea-going vessels are able to bunker LNG at their berth via ship-to-ship bunker operations. LNG-fueled inland barges are able to bunker at the LNG bunker vessel’s base station.

Port of Amsterdam is involved in research and acceleration projects on next generation zero and net-zero GHG emission marine fuels like green methanol and green hydrogen. The port’s ‘Groene kade’ (Green Quay) has been designed to enable safe bunkering of new marine fuels from tank trucks to ships. Bunker operations at the Green Quay have been carried out since 2013, having a sublime safety track record.

Port of Amsterdam is Europe’s fourth largest port and plays a large role in the transshipment and processing of energy products. As an energy port, we are pleased to contribute to the process of making ship fuels greener. Port of Amsterdam is committed to being a smart port and to adding value for customers and the environs in a sustainable and innovative manner. It seeks to promote growth at companies, while still taking a careful approach to the available space and the quality of water, soil and air. Port of Amsterdam aims to achieve this through intensive cooperation with partners in the business community (national and international), city and region.

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Read our Clean Shipping Vision here