The Port of Amsterdam encourages clean shipping under its Clean Shipping Vision 2030 and actively promotes cleaner marine fuels. LNG is such a cleaner fuel and a promising alternative to the conventional marine fuels. On top of the applicable Environmental Shipping Index incentive, vessels using LNG as a fuel will, planned as from medio 2018, get an extra incentive on port dues in the Port of Amsterdam.
Port of Amsterdam has designed the ‘Groene kade’ (Green Quay) in Amerikahaven to enable safe bunkering from a tanker truck into inland vessels or small seagoing vessels. Bunker operations at the Green Quay have been carried out since 2013 with an average frequency of three operations a month, having a sublime safety track record.
A LNG bunker vessel and facility will come into operation in the port by the end of 2018. This will enable the supply of LNG as a marine fuel for seagoing ships at their berth.
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 be 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.