Port Metro Vancouver joins Green Award

Port Metro Vancouver has announced a reduction on port dues for sea-going vessels certified by the Green Award Foundation. With this decision Port Metro Vancouver, Canada’s largest and busiest port, is actively voicing its policy to promote the quality of shipping in the port.

Port Metro Vancouver recognizes Green Award certified vessels as eligible at the Bronze level under the Differentiated Harbour Dues Program, which represents 26% savings over the basic harbour dues rate.

On 18 August 2008, during the 50th ACPA Conference held in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, Captain Gordon Houston, President and CEO of Port Metro Vancouver received an official Green Award plaque from Jan Fransen, Managing Director of Green Award, marking the occasion of the official participation of Port Metro Vancouver in the Green Award scheme.

      Sarah Morgan-Silvester,                 handing over the flag..
   Gordon Houston, Jan Fransen

“Our participation in this program is a clear demonstration of our commitment to environmental responsibility” said Captain Gordon Houston.
Jan Fransen stated that Green Award is delighted with the participation of Port Metro Vancouver as the first port in the Americas. He is convinced that more ports will participate in the scheme whereby the mutual advantages can be developed further: ports receive more quality ships and ship-owners who want to invest in cleaner, safer management, are in turn rewarded for this.
Metro Vancouver’s three lower mainland port authorities (Fraser River Port Authority, North Fraser Port Authority and Vancouver Port Authority) amalgamated on January 1 to continue as Port Metro Vancouver. The amalgamated port jurisdiction covers nearly 600 kilometers of shoreline. Port Metro Vancouver is the most diversified in North America, with nearly 30 deep-sea marine cargo terminals, 2 international cruise terminals and several domestic intermodal short sea shipping terminals and trades more than $53 billion in goods with more than 100 trading economies annually. The port is recognized globally as a naturally beautiful and clean port complemented by sound, innovative environmental leadership and is the first port in Canada to have environmental services (since 1990). An incentive for ships that are extra clean and extra safe underlines this philosophy. 

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