Policies to make the shipping industry more climate friendly

Last updated: 9 July 2021

This policy aims to strengthen, modernise and digitise shipping to become more climate-friendly.


These include bank renovations, the modernisation of locks, replacement ship purchases and digital test fields.

The federal government established an innovation funding, the maritime Research programme, the funding programme for shore power as well as the funding programme for LNG refueling vessels.


The "Fleet renewal program for government vessels" and the "immediate programme for clean ships" will be used for projects in 2020 and will begin in 2021 with an additional total of EUR 1 billion.

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