The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to contribute EUR 10.1 million to an ABN AMRO arranged facility to finance the construction of three carrier vessels for the European shipping operator, Eureka Shipping group.
The vessels are designed to improve environmental performance of the fleet and cement carrier vessels operating in European waters. According to the shipping company, the vessels will be more fuel efficient than its current ships and will benefit from reduced emissions of pollutants.
All three new ships will be built and operated in compliance with IMO and EU regulations and will operate under an EU flag. They will serve northern European ports, predominantly in the sulphur Emission Control Areas (ECAs) of the Baltic and North Sea.
The support has been agreed under EIB’s Green Shipping Guarantee Programme (GSGP).
The new vessels will be laid up in the Netherlands.