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Port of Rotterdam has no plans for mass flow meters

The Port of Rotterdam has no plans to introduce mass flow meters, even though some of the top customers in Europe's biggest port call for them. The fear of lawsuits from the bunker sector is too great.

Photo: PR / Port of Rotterdam

The requirement for licenses which the Port of Rotterdam will introduce in February next year does not look set to be followed up by mass flow meters in the port, as the shipping sector has otherwise seen happen in Singapore.

According to the major European port, this is because of the legal consequences the decision could create, and an expectation that the bunker sector may file lawsuits against the port, which does not have the evidence needed for a court case.

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