Port of Kobe is the 5th Japanese Green Award Port


Port of Kobe joins the Green Award Incentive Provider network by becoming the fifth Japanese port to join. To commemorate this, an event to hand over the Green Award plaque took place in a virtual format with the presence of representatives from City of Kobe and Green Award Foundation.

Since 1868, as one of the major international ports in Japan, Port of Kobe has been supporting the daily lives of the citizens and the industrial foundation nation-wide. Kobe is located almost in the center of Japan as well as on the main route of the world maritime transport. This allows the port to maintain the network of international liner routes to the North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, China, etc., connecting to ports across the world.

The port also makes progress in decarbonizing the port, to realize a Carbon Neutral Port (CNP).  Currently, Port of Kobe is proceeding with world’s first experimental trials on hydrogen energy in order to build a large-scale hydrogen supply chain.

The Green Award is a platform that recognizes safety, quality and environmental performance of ships by facilitating an international network of over 160 incentive providers that offer a wide range of benefits to the ships that have a Green Award certificate. Port of Kobe has become the latest to join by offering 10% discount to their port entrance dues to those ships when they call the port. Certified ships demonstrate their commitment to continually improve their performance in safety and environment for shipping above and beyond international standards.

Mr Nishimori (Kobe Port, Deputy Director General (Technology)), Mr Hasegawa (Kobe Port, Director General), Keita Shinohara (Green Award, Certification Manager), Jan Fransen (Green Award, Executive Director)


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