Last year, one in three ships at the Port of Gothenburg received an environmental discount on the port charges. Port of Gothenburg have an environmental reward system since 2015 that aims for shipping companies to be encouraged to mitigate their environmental impact in a way that goes beyond laws and regulations.

In total, 75 vessels received a discount of 10 per cent on the port charges compared to 41 in 2015. This is an increase of 83 per cent on the previous year.

Edvard Molitor, Environmental Manager at Gothenburg Port Authority, said: “The growing number of vessels classified as green is highly encouraging. They are also vessels that call at the port on a regular basis.”

The discount is based on two separate environmental indexes, Environmental Ship Index and Clean Shipping Index. Vessels that have a score of at least 30 according to ESI, or which are classified as green according to CSI, receive a 10 per cent discount on the port charges.

Heading the discount list are Donsö-based shipping companies Terntank and Furetank, whose vessels are powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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