Port of Rotterdam gives discount for LNG bunkering

From 2017 and up until 2020, Rotterdam will give a discount of 10 percent on fuel operations, but only on LNG from a coming Shell terminal at the port, writes Seatrade Maritime News.

Port of Rotterdam has set EUR 1.5 million aside in the budget running to 2020. The money is set aside for a ten percent discount on bunker operations for ships, which sail on LNG and bunker with the natural gas from a coming Shell LNG terminal at the Port of Rotterdam, which will be inaugurated in 2017, according to Seatrade Maritime News.

The discount program was announced by the CEO of Port of Rotterdam, Allard Castelein, at the conference "LNG Masterplan" and is meant to provide a boost for LNG as a shipping fuel. The terminal, which opens in 2017, has been ordered from Chinese STX Offshore & Shipbuilding in South Korea.

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