1 April 2023
The port of Nagoya, Japan, has raised the discount for Green Award certified ships from 10 to 15 percent with effect from 1 April 2023. The discount raise fits with the port’s ambition to become carbon neutral. Also, the port wants to draw more attention to safety, environmental awareness, and social responsibility, and to decarbonization in general. Nagoya is the largest and busiest port of Japan handling about ten percent of the total trade volume of the country.
Since 2017 the port is an incentive provider of the Green Award programme. Nagoya joined Green Award to contribute to a joint maritime corporate social responsibility which results in a reduction of risks in ship operations and ultimately in protecting the environment. The port deploys Green Award as a tool to improve the standards in shipping and to identify and reward ships which implement the best practices and maintain high quality standards.
Nagoya isn’t the only Japanese port in the Green Award programme. Also, the ports of Kitakyushu, Kobe, Osaka, and Yokohama offer discounts on port dues to ships certified by Green Award. Nagoya is the second Japanese port which offers a 15 percent discount.
The port of Nagoya also joins from 1 April 2023 the Environmental Ship Index (ESI), a programme focussing on reducing air emissions initiated in 2011 by the International Association of Ports and Harbours. Ships with an ESI score of 30+ will receive 15 percent discount on port dues.