As of 1 January 2022, Port Bronka is introducing a 10% discount for mooring and quay operations for vessels having energy-efficient propulsion.
The port and its operator – Fenix LLC have said they are committed to building a more sustainable future together with their clients, this is just one measure they aim to do this with.
“Energy-efficient propulsion is particularly relevant for shipping companies operating in the Baltic and North Seas and other water areas that are part of the special Emission Control Areas designed under IMO and MARPOL environmental regulations,” said the Port Bronka in a statement.
LNG fuelled engines are one example of the vessels applicable for the discount as they significantly reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides and almost completely eliminates emissions of carbon black and sulphur oxides.
Lithium-ion battery systems also allow for zero-emissions port visits as well as modern two-stroke engines, emission abatement systems, solar panels and innovative air lubrication systems which cut emissions further.
In other environmental news, ocean carrier A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has unveiled the design of its new 16,000 TEU vessels powered by carbon-neutral methanol.
The vessels are set to be 250 metres long, 53.5 metres wide and will look significantly different from the line’s previous large container vessels.