Second North American port joins the Green Award scheme
29th of January 2009, in Montreal, the Port of Montreal officially became a partner in the Green Award scheme. Montreal Port Authority President and CEO Mr. P.M. Pelletier received a Green Award plaque from the Foundation’s Managing Director Mr. Fransen.
On this occasion Mr. Fransen stated: “The Foundation is very delighted with this partnership and we expect it to lead to a further expansion of the Green Award program in North America. This is a perfect example of Corporate Social Responsibility”.
All Green Award certified vessels are granted 10% fee reduction on port dues.
From left to right: Mr. Alan DeSousa, Member of the Executive Committee, City of Montreal;Mr. Patrice M. Pelletier, CEO, Montreal Port Authority; Mr. Hans Glaubitz, General Consul of the Netherlands; Mr. Jan Fransen, Managing Director, Green Award Foundation and its Deputy Managing Director, Ms. Karin Struijk
The Montreal Port Authority operates the world’s largest inland port and its own rail network linked to major railways and a highway system. A leader among container ports serving the North Atlantic, every year the Port of Montreal handles more than 20 million tonnes of highly-diversified cargo: containerized and non-containerized general cargo, grain and other dry bulk, petroleum and other liquid bulk products.
The new rebate is effective as of 1-01-2009.
In 2008 Metro Port Vancouver joined the Green Award scheme as the first North American port.