Prince Rupert Port Authority Announces Green Wave Program Award Winners


December 11, 2019

The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) announced today four commercial vessel owners recognized for achieving the highest level of environmental performance and participation in 2018 under the Port of Prince Rupert’s Green Wave vessel incentive program. They are COSCO, Maersk, Yang Ming, and BC Ferries.

Introduced in 2013 to encourage shippers to voluntarily invest in sustainable practices, the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s Green Wave 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.

The Green Wave program contributes to two of PRPA’s environmental priorities—reducing air and carbon emissions related to port activities and reducing the impact of marine shipping on marine mammals on BC’s north coast, in part through noise reduction measures.

“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,” said Ken Veldman, Vice President of Public Affairs and Sustainability of the Prince Rupert Port Authority. “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.”

For more information on PRPA’s Green Wave vessel incentive program and our other environmental initiatives, visit here.

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