News Digest Item
17 Feb 2017

“Shipping industry wants initial funding for clean energy”

dpa / Die Welt

The German shipping industry calls for greater financial support by the state to push its transition to more climate-friendly fuels, dpa news agency reports in an article carried by Die Welt. About 1,000 ships could run on liquefied natural gas (LNG) by 2020, experts at the federal ministry for transport estimate – compared to only 80 LNG-powered vessels today. The German Shipowners’ Association (VDR) calls for incentives to speed up the construction of LNG-powered ships, which were up to 30 percent more expensive than those using conventional engines, dpa writes. The German government plans to support LNG-infrastructure in German harbours, according to the report.

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