Thursday, December 12, 2019

Port of Prince Rupert celebrates Green Wave success with awards for four vessels

As part of their commitment to reducing air and carbon emissions along the waterfront and as part of their ongoing efforts towards environmental priorities, the Port of Prince Rupert's Green Wave program is making a mark and yesterday the Port celebrated the success of their program with awards for four commercial vessel owners for their support towards those goals.

With COSCO, Maersk, Yang Ming and BC Ferries all receiving awards for having achieved the highest level of environmental performance in 2018.

Ken Veldman, Port of Prince Rupert President of Public Affairs and Sustainability hailed the work of the four vessel owners for the commitment

“The Prince Rupert Port Authority wishes to extend a thank you and congratulations to COSCO, Maersk, Yang Ming, and BC Ferries for their leadership in sustainability practices in 2018 during transit to and from, and while at berth at the Port of Prince Rupert. We also wish to recognize all of the vessel owners who participate in our Green Wave program at every level as they allow the Port of Prince Rupert to help accelerate a worldwide movement toward greater efficiency and sustainability.”

Leslie James, Manager of Environment with BC Ferries,
accepting the Green Wave Award  from Jason Scherr,
Manager of Environmental Sustainability with PRPA

The Green Wave program was introduced in 2013 designed to encourage shippers to voluntarily invest in sustainable practices, the program offers discounted harbour dues to commercial vessels that implement air emission and underwater noise reduction measures.

Using a three-tier criteria system, vessels are scored for their level of achievement in one of the recognized environmental programs or for technological advancement. Participation in the program is entirely voluntary.

You can learn more about the program from the Port of Prince Rupert website.

For more items of interest related to the Port of Prince Rupert see our archive page here.

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