Green Award certified ships registered in the RMI Registry will now enjoy a 30% discount on their annual marine services fee. The Green Award is a voluntary international certification scheme for ships that go beyond the industry’s regulations in terms of safety, quality, and environmental performance.
The initiative was announced at a ceremony in Athens on 11 September.
Green Award Chairman, Captain Dimitrios Mattheou, and Executive Director, Jan Fransen, presented a Green Award plaque to Theo Xenakoudis, Director, Worldwide Business Operations, IRI.
Captain Mattheou called this cooperation a huge step in the direction of an environmentally conscious and safe maritime industry of the future.
“Striking a balance between economically sound and environmentally and socially responsible shipping is of paramount importance. That’s a task for the entire maritime community. By supporting Green Award, the RMI Registry joins the frontrunners of the industry actively taking measures to reduce their ecological footprint and encourage improvement of safety,” continued Captain Mattheou.
”Age is often an indicator of a greener fleet, and the RMI fleet is the youngest of any of the top 10 registries. We have always aimed to make our fleet environmentally friendly and so we are pleased to see that more than 16% of Green Award vessels are RMI flagged. The RMI has also maintained its Qualship 21 status for 14 consecutive years and, in addition, more than 28% of the United States Coast Guard’s E-Zero designation vessels are RMI flagged. It is noteworthy to see that so many RMI owners and operators are going beyond the industry’s standard for environmental performance measures,” said Mr. Xenakoudis.
Owners and operators interested in learning more about the RMI Registry’s new incentive for Green Award certified vessels can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further details of Green Award, visit www.greenaward.org.