Any vessel carrying the Green Award Platinum label will be granted the discount. The Green Award Platinum is awarded by the the Amsterdam and Zaanstad ports, which became the first ports in the Netherldands to award it. The discount for the vessels is effective as of 1 January 2018.
The US Environmental Protection Agency announced a $650,000 fund for the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, in a bid to reduce harmful diesel emissions from engines on up to eight vessels operating in the Puget Sound region.
The Zhejiang Maritime Safety Agency and the Jiangsu MSA published formal notices regarding the implementation of low sulfur fuel requirements at all ports within their respective sulfur Emission Control Areas, as from 1 January 2018.
To achieve this goal, Ports of Auckland cooperated with Enviro-Mark Solutions and are using the Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme in order to measure and manage the greenhouse gas emissions. Ports of Auckland is the first port in New Zealand to become a CEMARS certified organisation.
Green Award certification scheme announced introduction of a Platinum label for inland navigation ships that keep abreast of the times and operate several hours a day with zero emissions of CO2, SOx, NOx and PM.
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has released its third Port Emissions Inventory report, which indicates air pollutant emissions have decreased significantly since 2010, as a result of stronger regulation and investment in technology, despite an increase in trade through the port.
Specifically, the total GHG emission in UK upstream reduced by 1% in 2016. Albeit the increased production, the decommission of older turbine technologies, combined with new energy efficient installations, resulted in the reduction of emissions.
Namely, with the Marine Repower Program, the goal is the reduction of emissions from passenger ferries by proposing to fund additional marine vessel engine refits for the SeaStreak, Spirit Cruises, and Truex lines.
Ship owners participating in the Green Marine environmental certification program have demonstrated an average annual reduction in GHG intensity of 1.4%. The ship owners that provided data represent more than 250 vessels of various types, including tug, passenger and cargo ferry, bulk, container, etc.
On the sidelines of the “One Planet” climate summit in Paris, the international maritime sector has launched a declaration urging the shipping industry to take action for significant emissions reduction, in line with the Paris Agreement goals.
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