Port de Rotterdam donne 5% reduc aux 25 meilleures ESI
EUKOR big winner Sustainable Top 25 Rotterdam
Friday, 10 February 2012 | 00:00
EUKOR is the most sustainable shipping company calling in Rotterdam in 2011.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority grants the Top 25 a five percent discount on the Rotterdam port dues they paid in 2011. The Environmental Ship Index is considerably simplified and because the sulphur limit in the index is internationalized.
Martin Malmfors Director EUKOR Car Carriers: We therefore dillgently ensure that every EUKOR owned and controlled vessel adheres to the highest possible environmental standards in most cases considerably higher than the current regulatory system requires.
In the first year of the Sustainable Top 25, the Port Authority rewarded ships with a total of 53,000. The Port Authority expects to invest a considerably greater amount in sustainable shipping in 2012.
Environmental Ship Index
In 2010, the World Port Climate Initiative introduced the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) in London. The ESI was designed by the ports of Le Havre, Bremen, Hamburg, Antwerp, Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The index shows how ships perform environmentally in their emissions of air pollution (NOx and SOx) and CO2.
Ports and other nautical service providers all around the world can use the index to reward ships and thus stimulate sustainable behaviour in shipping. Currently there are eleven ports offering rewards in connection with the index. Apart from the initiators, they are Kiel, Oslo, Zeebrugge, Civitavecchia and Groningen.
Ships on this index perform better than the statutory standards. The Port of Rotterdam Authority paid ESI ships that scored 31 points or higher a bonus of around five percent of the port dues paid by those ships.
The World Port Climate Initiative has now announced that the European sulphur limit of 0.1% for fuels has been replaced by the international limit of 0.5%. This means that more ships will be eligible for the discounts that sea ports have attached to the ESI.
On an international level the index is now also more attractive for non-European ports. ESI has also made the system simpler: now there is only a distinction between diesel and fuel oil.