Progression made on the green certificate for shortsea shipping

The Dutch Short Sea Shipping (SSS) industry has shown an interest in co-operating with Green Award. The idea is to create an incentive scheme for SSS Vessels whereby the Dutch Maritime Network takes the financial risk and Green Award delivers the expertise. A pilot study concerning Incentive Schemes for SSS is currently in progress in the form of a final thesis by Ms. Jacqueline Oud, graduate student from the Technical University of Delft.

After several months of hard work a first version of the green shortsea shipping certificate was put to the test. On the 8th of January of this year an initial pilot survey of the certificate was conducted onboard the 'Arklow Sand', a multipurpose vessel owned by Arklow Shipping. The survey was conducted by surveyor Rob den Heijer and graduate student Ms. Jacqueline Oud, who developed the certification.
During the next 2 months several more of these pilot surveys will be conducted on other vessels, after which several adjustments will be made to the certification. Following these adjustments we hope to begin with the certification of shortsea shipping vessels.

For any further information on this project, please contact bureau Green Award.

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