Earlier this year, Germany announced that it is promoting the upgrading and conversion of seagoing vessels to liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. The aim of the new funding program is to promote the use of LNG in German shipping.

Through this new funding program, Germany aims to accelerate the expansion of alternative drives in maritime sector, while maintaining the country’s position as one of the world’s largest shipping ports.

In addition to the expansion of the LNG tank infrastructure and the upgrading and conversion of ships, the BMVI is modernizing the federal fleet with alternative engines, by launching the “Atair” research vessel of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH).

As it was informed, a first call for project proposals is prepared and any German company desiring to adopt LNG, is now eligible to apply.

You can see the call for submitting the applications herebelow