Green Wave awards handed out for sustainability efforts

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Three companies are being honoured for their exceptional participation in the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s (PRPA) Green Wave program.

The recipients of the 2023 Green Wave Award are container shipping line COSCO, liquefied gas shipping line Navigator Gas LLC, and coastal passenger and vehicle transportation service BC Ferries.

PRPA also recognizes the owners of bulk carrier Key Guardian and cruise vessel Roald Amundsen for using underwater noise mitigation technology to reduce the impacts of vessel noise on marine mammals’ communication along Canada’s west coast.

Introduced in 2013, the Green Wave program provides financial incentives to commercial vessel owners who voluntarily invest in environmentally sustainable measures. Using standards recognized throughout the global maritime industry, PRPA offers reduced harbour fees based on a vessel’s emissions and underwater noise performance. The Green Wave program requirements are regularly updated to incorporate evolving environmental best practices.;

“The Prince Rupert Port Authority applauds the 2023 Green Award recipients – each of whom are repeat winners of this accolade – for their continued investment in sustainable transportation and proactively reducing their environmental footprint,” said Shaun Stevenson, president and CEO, Prince Rupert Port Authority. “Our organization takes pride in the level of participation in the Green Wave program and how it represents our collective efforts within the global shipping industry to enable the adoption and acceleration of sustainable practices.”

The Green Wave program is an important component of PRPA’s commitment to environmental stewardship and supports the organization’s ongoing actions to reduce carbon dioxide, airborne particulates, nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide in the airshed surrounding the Port of Prince Rupert.

Quick facts:

  • 37 per cent of all commercial vessel calls at the Port of Prince Rupert in 2023 qualified for the Green Wave program.
  • 92 individual vessels met Green Wave program criteria in 2023, the majority qualified through RightShip (39) and the Environmental Ship Index (40).