The Netherlands will impose a nationwide degasification ban for inland navigation vessels, said a press note from Port of Amsterdam
"The Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Van Nieuwenhuizen wants the degasification ban to be introduced in the Netherlands by mid-2020," said the statement.
A taskforce will be set up in order to ensure in partnership with the business community that the introduction of this national degassing ban runs smoothly.
Port of Amsterdam is one of the organisations that will be participating in this process. This marks another step in our liveability programme: a clean and safe port region for local residents and businesses.
Apart from Port of Amsterdam the Government, port companies, Shell Nederland and the provinces of North Holland
, North Brabant, South Holland, Utrecht, Overijssel, Gelderland, Flevoland and Zeeland are involved in the task force.