Financial incentive for clean ships in Swedish waters

The Swedish Maritime Administration announced a proposal to differentiate the fairway dues system based on the environmental scores of the Clean Shipping Index. Currently, the financial incentive is based on how much nitrogen oxide a vessel emits. Considering the shipping industry’s current environmental challenges and the Swedish environmental ambitions, this is not enough, according to the administration.

The new system is planned to take effect in 2017. Vessels with a verified green score on the Clean Shipping Index will pay less fairway dues from then onwards. The exact scoring levels and associated fee system will be announced later this year.

Shipowners are invited to contact the Secretariat for more information about the Clean Shipping Index.