Dunkirk to cut port tariffs for cleaner vessels
Dunkirk port authority is introducing an environmental rebate for ships complying with ESI (Envionmental Ship Index) norms
The initiative was announced today (3rd June) during European Sustainable Development Week and meets objectives of the Air Climate Energy Territorial Pact (PACET) already adopted by the Dunkirk urban community.
The ESI was initiated by the IAPH and awards ships scores or points on the basis of their emissions. Shipping lines calling Dunkirk are invited to sign a new charter to work towards these goals.
The port authority has not put a price on the rebate, but says it will be based on the number of ESI-compliant calls by the individual shipping line or charterer (typically bulk shippers using the port), pro-rated to the total number of such vessel calls at the port, on an annualised basis.
The picture above shows (L to R): João Menezes (Liberty Aluminium Dunkerque); Stéphane Raison (CEO, Port of Dunkirk); Dominique Pair (ArcelorMittal Dunkerque); and Bertrand Demester, DFDS Seaways.