Call to promote cleaner fuel

KUALA LUMPUR: Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) hopes to convince the government to provide incentives as a move to support the utilisation of cleaner fuels in the maritime industry, vice president LNG marketing and trading, Ahmad Adly Alias said. “Singapore has already taken proactive steps towards providing such incentives and financial assistance,” he told reporters at the Green Shipping Conference organised in collaboration with the World Maritime Week Malaysia here yesterday.

Singapore is granting an incentive of up to S$2 million to industrial players to convert to more greener fuel. Ahmad Adly also urged port authorities and operators to work together to facilitate the usage of cleaner fuel and facilities by offering a special tariff and utilisation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered tugs and vehicles as per the Green Port Policy Agenda.Under the policy, Malaysia is committed to reducing its carbon emissions level by 40 per cent by 2020. – Bernama