Background – bunkering regulations in German seaports

Bärbel Kunze Regulations and Standards Phone: +49 40 9999 698 - 77E-Mail: Kunze[at]dmz-maritim.de Introduction Bunkering is one of the indispensable maritime services for seagoing and inland vessels calling at German ports. The bunker volumes of conventional fuels in...

Hydrogen-powered inland waterway vessels

Bärbel Kunze Regulations and Standards Phone: +49 40 9999 698 - 77E-Mail: Kunze[at]dmz-maritim.de Starting point To hit climate goals, greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions must be reduced worldwide. This also applies to inland navigation. In June 2021, the German...

Evaluation of the procedure for levying import VAT

Katja Leuteritz Ports and Infrastructure Phone: +49 40 9999 698 - 78E-Mail: Leuteritz[at]dmz-maritim.de In Germany and the other EU member states, import VAT is levied on goods imported from third countries. In Germany, the customs administration is responsible for...

Bunker guidance for alternative fuels in German seaports

Bärbel Kunze Regulations and Standards Phone: +49 40 9999 698 - 77E-Mail: Kunze[at]dmz-maritim.de In June 2020, the German Maritime Centre commissioned the company Ramboll to conduct a study on a proposal for harmonising the laws and procedures for refuelling ships...