(ROTTERDAM, Netherlands) — The Green Award program, which is run by the nonprofit Green Award Foundation, aims to make excellent ship operation economically attractive, certifying ships that are extra clean and extra safe and enabling them to reap a variety of financial and non-financial benefits provided by incentive providers. An increasing number of ship operators are using intelligence derived from automatic identification system (AIS) data to analyze, measure and drive a range of efficiencies across their fleets. On average, MarineTraffic receives position transmissions from 140,000 individual vessels per day.
MarineTraffic will provide three key incentives to certified ship-owning companies:
• A 10 percent discount for any online subscription plan, including enhanced satellite tracking for fleets (combining Inmarsat C-polling with AIS data).
• An extended free trial of MarineTraffic ship tracking systems. Certified companies will receive a three-month free trial for plans of their choosing, for an unlimited number of users, with premium support from the Customer Success team.
• Green Award logo prominently displayed on each certified vessel’s and company’s page on www.marinetraffic.com.
Examples of financial benefits available to Green Award vessels include a considerable reduction on port dues at participating terminals in Belgium, Canada, Germany, Gibraltar, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Sultanate of Oman, New Zealand, Portugal and South Africa. A range of savings are also provided by incentive providers including governments and private companies such as MarineTraffic.
The Green Award certification procedure is carried out by the Bureau Green Award, the executive body of the independent Green Award Foundation. The certification procedure consists of a company office audit and an audit of each individual ship applying for certification. Fully repeated every three years and annually verified, the audit assessment focuses on crew, operational, environmental and managerial elements.
The Green Award program is open to oil tankers, chemical tankers and dry bulk carriers, LNG and LPG carriers, containerships and inland navigation vessels.
For more information, visit www.greenaward.org.