The Port of Gibraltar announced its participation in the Green Award scheme at an official ceremony on March 27, 2013.
The Port will award sustainable ships certified by Green Award with a 5% reduction in tonnage dues starting April 1.
In keeping with their mission to ensure navigational safety and pollution control, the Port of Gibraltar have decided to provide a 5% reduction in tonnage dues for all Green Award certified vessels entering BGTW (British Gibraltar Territorial Waters) and calling at the Gibraltar Port.
Green Award’s managing director Mr. Jan Fransen presented a Green Award board to Minister Neil Costa, officially making Gibraltar a Green Award port. The ceremony was hosted by the Port Authority and among guests was Minister for Health and Environment Dr John Cortes.
The Port of Gibraltar is the second port this year that offers new incentives to sea-going vessels holding the Green Award certificate. This makes the total number of Green Award ports 31. With the port of Gibraltar being a major bunker port and the gateway to the Mediterranean, the port’s decision to grant incentives to ships the highest safety standards of which are confirmed by the Green Award certificate, motivates more ships owners to invest in improvement onboard.