International Maritime Pilot's Association (IMPA) Congress
Istanbul 27 June - 2 July 2004

Green Award Managing Director Hans de Goeij was one of the guest speakers during the biannual IMPA Congress organised by the Turkish Maritime Pilot's Association in Istanbul.

During a session chaired by Michael Grey, Mr. De Goeij expressed Green Award's thoughts about navigation in sensitive areas such as the Black Sea, Turkish Straits, Aegean Sea and the Baltic. Other elements of the Geen Award requirements were highlighted, for example items with a relation to safety: emergency response system, passage planning, quality of crew, fuel quality and voluntary use of pilot services.

Green Award is very pleased with the support of incentive providers like pilots. All IMPA members, other than those already participating members, have therefore been invited to join the Green Award scheme as an incentive provider.

From IMPA's website:

"Hans de Goeij, spoke on behalf of Green Award on "the link between the environment and the trade mentality", and said that his organisation provides a quality certificate on safety and environment, with the award being supported by the IMO. The Green Award Foundation is independent and not a profit making organisation and that they have agreements with 50 ports in eight countries, Goeij said. "These ports give incentives to vessels that carry our certificates. There are discounts in fees and incentives in pilotage services," he said."

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