Local Green Port Programmes
An increasing number of ports have been launching green programmes and initiatives in order to encourage stakeholders (local actors as well as ship operators) to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases.
Many ports worldside offer reduced harbour fees for vessels complying with specific prorgammes such as the Green Award or the Maritime Singapore Green Initiative.
Green Award certifies ships that are extra clean and extra safe. Ships with a Green Award certificate reap various financial and non-financial benefits.
By rewarding high safety and environmental standards in shipping, Green Award makes above standard ship operation economically more attractive. The Green Award certification scheme is open to oil tankers, chemical tankers and dry bulk carriers from 20.000 DWT and upwards, LNG andcontainer carriers and inland navigation vessels.
At ports in Belgium, Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Oman, New Zealand, Portugal and South Africa, the Green Award vessels receive a considerable reduction on port dues. Private companies also appreciate the extra quality which Green Award guarantees. Several incentive providers, government institutions as well as private companies, grant savings to a vessel with a Green Award certificate, which subject to annual verification, is valid for three years.
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Maritime Singapore Green Initiative
The Maritime Singapore Green Initiative seeks to reduce the environmental impact of shipping and related activities and to promote clean and green shipping in Singapore.
It is a comprehensive initiative comprising 3 programmes:
- The Green Ship Programme
- The Green Port Programme
- The Green Technology Programme
> Visit Maritime Singapore Green