To continue the way forward to reach a new normal where green investments are the natural choice, different financial mechanisms need to be developed. One possible instrument is an ECA Bonus.

In the ECA Bonus Pre-study, which was presented 15 September 2016, the aim was to investigate if making use of sea transport solutions, in comparison with pure road transport solutions, reduce the social costs in total. And if so, in a step two, develop and test a financial bonus instrument as an incentive for the cargo owner to use this greener alternative. The idea was also, if the pre-study showed that the social costs were possibly reduced, then the step two needed Pilot-funding. Below, please find the link to the Pre-Study document.


PDF icon The ECA Bonus Pre-Study