- IAPH signs an agreement with the Rotterdam-based Green Award Foundation to administer and expand the formula-based Environmental Ship Index (ESI).
- It allows port authorities and maritime administrations to reward vessels for improved energy efficiency and reduced emissions.
- The agreement is to take the popular Index to the next level in terms of full-time administrative support, governance and further expansion.
A recent news article published in the IAPH World Ports highlights how IAPH takes ESI to the next level with the support of Green Award Foundation.
Aim of the agreement between IAPH and ESI
Since its creation ten years ago, the ESI has become the established standard upon which port authorities and maritime administrations incentivise ship owners and operators to continuously improve the environmental performance of their fleets.
The partnership with Green Award aims to increase the reliability of the index through on-board verifications and to professionalise its administration.
The aim is also to expand the range of potential emissions in the calculation, to diversify the fleet currently contained in the database and to increase the number of incentive providers, especially in Asia, Africa and the Americas.
New Subscription fee Scheme
As of this month, owners and owner-operators with ships registered on ESI will be approached directly by the Green Award team for certification updates.
It will also be informed about the new subscription fee scheme that will be implemented to finance further user improvements and the further development of the Index.
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Source : IAPH World Ports