Truckers can fill up on clean energy

India is likely to incentivize fleet owners to adopt CNG, LNG, electric or green hydrogen powered trucks as part of the proposed green ports policy. The move aims to reduce the intensity of emissions at major ports, a senior government official said.

India currently has 12 major ports that handle about half of the country’s total cargo movement. Every major port has been asked to have at least one LNG bunkering station by 2030 and an adequate number of EV charging stations on or near the port by 2025.

The major ports come under the administrative control of the Department of Shipping, while the remaining ports (so-called non-major ports) are under the control of the state governments and their maritime agencies.

“Key interventions include promoting the use of renewable energy, reducing air emissions, optimizing water use, improving waste management and reducing CO2 emissions per tonne of cargo handled by 30% by 2030 and by 70% by 2047” , said the official quoted above.

Ports are also required to increase green coverage to capture fugitive emissions and reduce noise generated in the port environment. This will be achieved through the implementation of effective plantations and landscape development with the aim of increasing the green belt by over 20% by 2030 and 33% by 2047.

You must make efforts to achieve the goal of electrification of vehicles and port equipment. The electrification rate of port equipment at sea must reach 50% by 2030 and 90% by 2047. It has been declared that by 2035, green ammonia bunkers and refueling facilities will be set up in all major ports.

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