Expansion Of The Green Award In Asia With New Japanese Ports Joining

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  • 8 ports have become new Incentive Providers.
  • They serve as export bases and energy supply points for the Kansai region.
  • Ship owners and operators investing in Green Award certification benefit environmentally and financially.

8 ports managed by the Osaka Ports and Harbors Bureau have become new Incentive Providers. These ports offer discounted fees to Green Award-certified vessels, expanding the network to 47 ports globally, reports Green Award.

Significance of Sakai-Senboku and Hannan Ports

Port of Sakai-Senboku and Port of Hannan, major industrial ports in Osaka Bay, are among the new additions.

They serve as export bases and energy supply points for the Kansai region and greater western Japan area.

Influence on Industry Adoption

The strategic location and large ship traffic of these ports can influence the industry’s adoption of Green Award’s safety and sustainability certification program.

Support from Established Ports

Port of Osaka and Port of Kobe, existing members in the Osaka region, offer discounted fees and have been participating since 2020 and 2021, respectively.

Port of Osaka has increased the discount rate to 15%.

Growing Importance in Asia

The expansion signifies the growing regional importance of the Green Award in Asia, promoting responsible shipping practices.

Ship owners and operators investing in Green Award certification benefit environmentally and financially, with support from nearly 200 Incentive Providers worldwide.

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Source: Green Award

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