Port of Amsterdam Doubles Discount for Green Ships
Port of Amsterdam said the maximum Environmental Ship Index (ESI) discount is doubled for ships with ESI certificates and liquefied natural gas (LNG). For some years Port of Amsterdam has been giving discounts on port dues to vessels listed in the ESI that have attained an ESI score of 20 points or higher. "As of 1 August, we will be increasing this incentive by adding another discount: Port of Amsterdam will be doubling the maximum ESI discount for vessels that are in the possession of an ESI certificate and use LNG for their main engine or auxiliary engine," said a press release.
Amsterdam: Carbon emissions in North Sea Canal Area to be reduced by half by 2030
Industrial companies based in the North Sea Canal Area seek to cut carbon emissions by 50% by 2030, bringing them down from the current level of 15 megatons. Virtually all circular waste flows must be recycled by 2050 and carbon emissions minimised. In committing to these targets, the area aims to be among the leading regions in Europe when it comes to reducing climate change.
The New Sea Lock – what’s happening in June?
The construction of the lock gate chamber of the outer head (number 1 in the picture) is scheduled for near completion in June. The diaphragm walls for the guard walls (numer 2 in the picture) will also be constructed this month, just like the flood defence between the new sea lock and the North Lock (number 3 in the picture). Outer head lock gate chamber This month, the outer head lock gate chamber will get close to its final dimensions. With its four metres thick floor, the underside of which lies at 5 metres below NAP (Amsterdam Ordnance Datum) and its six metres thick walls with a height of 17 metres above NAP, it surely is an impressive structure. Its total floor area is 26 by 80 metres. Once the required dimensions are reached, preparations can be made to sink the outer head lock gate chamber; this sinking operation is planned for later in the summer. https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/the-new-sea-lock-whats-happening-in-june/Upload News