With the newly issued BordstromTech-II guideline for the reduction of shipping emissions in sea and inland waterway ports, the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) is extending supporting measures aimed at the market activation of alternative technologies for environmentally-friendly onboard electricity and mobile shoreside power supply of seagoing and inland waterway vessels.
The Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) is extending its supporting measures for the market activation of alternative technologies focusing on environmentally-friendly onboard power supply and mobile shoreside power supply for seagoing and inland waterway vessels through the newly issued BordstromTech-II guideline for the reduction of shipping emissions in seagoing and inland ports. Funding applications may now be informally submitted to the Federal Office of Administrative Services (Bundesanstalt für Verwaltungsdienstleistungen (BAV)). Beneficiaries in the shipping and port industry are eligible under both private as well as public law.
BordstromTech II provides investment subsidies for upgrading both seagoing and inland waterway ships for shoreside power use and onboard power generation from alternative energies sources or for the procurement of mobile shoreside power systems in sea and inland waterway ports. With the electrification of shipping energy systems by using alternative energy storage, conversion, plug-in and electricity transfer technologies, the energy efficiency advantages will be exploited to reduce the end energy consumption of conventional fossil shipping fuels. In addition, incentives are being created to develop supply infrastructures for alternative fuels in German sea and inland ports or at cargo handling locations and berths in Germany.