Representatives of IAPH (Japan) and Nalta (Netherlands) visited the ESI Administration office in Rotterdam (Netherlands) in-person to meet the team of Green Award Foundation. The meeting has been long-awaited as it could not be materialised since the ESI (Environmental Ship Index) was fully integrated into IAPH back in late 2020.
ESI is the voluntary environmental ship index designed and used by port authorities and maritime administrations to incentivize ship owners, operators and managers to improve environmental performance of their vessels.
The program is administered and operationally managed by the office of Green Award, a long-standing member of ESI as well as of IAPH.
ESI has been enhancing onboard verifications to control the formula-based index by structured means. The ESI dedicated staff, as well as Green Award surveyors are actively involved with physical verification of ship specific data leading to the unique ship specific index within the ESI.
These synergies between both programs and Green Award’s operational experience built up nearly 29 years made Green Award and IAPH to working together a logical match.
Nalta, an innovative Dutch IT company, is the web-developer behind the ESI platform. Together with Green Award and ESI ports, they maintain, develop and continuously improve the ESI website.