Publications about Green Award

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Raising Standards and addressing challenges: Green Award Certification
Cleaner Seas

Spring 2015
Growing competition on the shipping market, new
regulations in shipping, need for reduction of emissions and improvement of safety are issues that all stakeholders of the industry are confronted with. Significant number of issues can be addressed through participation in the Green Award scheme.

 Kitakyushu signs up to Green Awards
Ports & Harbors magazine

January/February 2015

Green Award scheme is growing and expanding its network. The Port of KITAKYUSHU, as first in Japan and in the East Asia, has recently joined Green Award. This significant event drew attention of the maritime world. An other incentive provider Van Heck Engineering joined in December 2014 and pioneered incentives for other Green Award incentive providers.


響灘の新しいかたち (New form of Hibiki-Nada)
The Container Age (in Japanese)

November 2014

This article elaborates on the new form that Port of Kitakyushu would like to develop “Hibiki-Nada” as a green energy port. Green Award is included as a part of it, which can be found on the third page in the red section.

 Interview with Jan Fransen about Green Award
Japan Maritime Daily
(in Japanese)
8 September 2014

The article is dedicated to the latest developments within the Green Award scheme and the issue of CSR in the shipping industry.

Includes an adertisement listing all (sea-gojng) certificate holders


Green Award
Cleaner Seas Magazine
Spring 2014

An article about Green Award's holistic approach to the certifcation and advantages for both: certificate holders and incentive providers from their participation in the scheme.
Includes an adertisement listing all (sea-gojng) certificate holders and incentive providers.

CSR: Credits from Society, or is it more?
Newsletter Friends of WMU 43
June 2013

An article addressing CSR challenges faced by the shipping industry. It  highlights issues that the maritime industry is confronted with on a regular basis and how they can potentially be dealt with through the implementation of CSR policies.

Going beyond
Baltic Transport Journal 2(52)
March 2013

How Green Award makes a difference by going beyond the legal minimum standards. The article talks about threats faced by the Baltic Sea and potential benefits that can be obtained by the ports in the region through participating in the scheme.    

A greener and safer future
ClassNK magazine 64
December 2012

ClassNK and Green Award share the same philosophy towards environmental preservation and protection and both promote quality shipping. Special attention goes to the Green Award certification scheme for LNG carriers.  


Deux records dont un a vie pour le Port de Sept-Iles
Le Port Cartois 8
(in French)
January 2012

An article in a Canadian newspaper about the initiative of the Port of Sept Iles to join the Green Award scheme as an incentive provider.

Green Award adds an LNG dimension
LNG World Shipping
Nov-December 2011

Announcing the news about Green Award's recently launched certification programme for LNG carriers and the first certified LNG vessel Dukhan.


The vision of Jan Fransen, Managing Director Green Award
Maritime by Holland
October-November 2011

Jan Fransen talks about the role of environmental schemes and, in particularly Green Award, for encouragement of further improvement of the sustainable shipping.

Push for Green Award in Australia
Australian Shipowners Association magazine Anchor
July 2010

Information about Green Award's activities


Green Award: een uniek certificatiesysteem van Nederlands bodem
Cornelis Douwes
(in Dutch)
July 2010

Benefits for participants of the Green Award scheme: from financial incentives to proven quality and safety improvement

Wereldwijd actief voor Green Award
Main Port magazine
(in Dutch)
July 2010

Karin Struijk, Green Award deputy managing director, who comes from a family of shipping entrepreneurs, tells about her vision of the shipping and activities of Green Award. 

Sohar and Montreal go green
Lloyd's List
February 2009

News published in the Lloyd's List about the ports of Sohar and Montreal participation in the Green Award scheme

Interview with Jan Fransen
India Infrastructure 12/3
October 2009

Jan Fransen about the need to motivate ship owners to improve quality in the shipping and about perspectives for Indian ports.

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