MINTC allocates EUR 4.5 million in environmental aid to vessels

Ministry of Transport and Communications
Publication date 24.7.2014 13.36
Press release

The Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications has allocated EUR 4.5 million in aid for costs related to sulphur scrubbers and the modification of fuel systems on ships. The aid was granted to Finnlines Oyj, Viking Line Abp and NLC Ferry Ab Oy (Wasaline).

In the third round of applications, applications were received from four shipping companies concerning ten vessels. The total amount applied for was EUR 14.5 million.

The amount of subsidies allocated for the purpose was EUR 4.5 million, as the aid was also sought to cover costs not considered eligible for the aid in question.

Further information
Mr Tero Jokilehto, Director of the Transport Market Unit, tel. +358 295 34 2568