The first Green Award incentive provider, the Port of Rotterdam, has extended its incentive to reward liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers and oil, product and chemical tankers of any size certified by the Green Award.
The decision by the Port of Rotterdam means that these ship types holding the Green Award certificate qualify for incentives provided by the port. From January 1, 2019, a discount of 15 per cent on the vessels’ port dues related to the GT size applies.
The port has also facilitated the pay-out process and will introduce a new system which makes claiming incentives unnecessary. The incentive will be automatically awarded upon notification by the agent that a vessel with a Green Award certificate is calling at the port. This reduces the additional burden on Green Award certificate holders.
The Green Award is a certification and incentives program for shipping that was established in 1994, rewarding shipping companies that voluntarily reduce their emissions and operate cleaner ships beyond the required regulatory standards.