Friday, July 19, 2013

Commitment to sustainable practices will bring incentives from the Port

The Prince Rupert Port Authority introduced a new incentive program on Thursday, one which will provide rewards to those marine shippers who meet environmental stewardship targets.

"By offering financial incentives to shippers making a conscious effort to become more environmentally sensitive, we can motivate commercial vessel traffic to adopt more sustainable shipping practices,"-- Don Krusel, President and CEO of the Prince Rupert Port Authority, introducing the new Port Environmental Incentive Program for Vessels.

The program is designed to preserve the ecological integrity of the harbour and to contribute towards a greener shipping industry.

The Port's Environmental Incentive Program for Vessels will offer discounted harbour dues to commercial vessels that implement emission reduction measures, or provide for other environmental practices.

The visiting ships can apply to qualify for one of three different levels of incentive, based on their environmental performance.

Successful participants could find discounted harbour rates of up to 50% less than the Port's regular rate.

The first vessel to take advantage of the new program known as EIPV, was the Cosco Prince Rupert (pictured above), it helped the cause of reducing the Port's environmental footprint on its most recent port call of July 3rd.

You can learn more about the incentive program from this press release from the Port Authority.

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