A few years ago we wrote a blog about this subject and we interviewed Ad Schroot. He contributed to the creation of the Green Award for inland waterway vessels and we asked him eight questions to get more information about this topic.
Need to refresh your mind? Read our blog ‘With a zero-emission seal one step closer to a Green Award’.
Since 1 January 2017 the Green Award certificate is also available for inland passenger vessels, such as ferries, river cruise ships and day cruisers. The requirements for passenger transport are similar to the program for inland vessels that transport goods, but there is extra attention for safety and environment. Ships that have a catering or overnight accommodation need at least the Green Key certificate on bronze level.
Why is a Green Award certificate important for you?
First of all because it supports a cleaner environment. But there’s more benefits to this voluntary participation. Ship owners receive a discount on port dues in the countries that are member of the Green Award. The following countries have harbors that support this initiative:
You can find more information about the benefits on the website of Green Award.