EU approves €570m for Italian shore power subsidy

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The EU approved Italy’s €570 million subsidy for shore power to reduce emissions in line with the Green Deal, supporting AFIR requirements by 2030.

The European Commission has approved Italy’s subsidy application of 570 million euros for shore power for seagoing vessels, aligning with the European Green Deal to reduce emissions.

This shore power initiative aims to encourage power supplies for ships in ports and offers financial support for building these facilities.

Under the upcoming Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR), starting in 2030, European ports must provide shore-side power to certain large ships, including container ships, cruise ships, passenger ships, and combined passenger and cargo ships over 5,000 tons.

Source: Nieuwsblad Transport

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