MPA recognises 53 ships under Green Ship Programme

The Green Ship Programme encourages Singapore-flagged ships to reduce carbon dioxide and sulphur oxides emissions. Qualifying companies enjoy a reduction of Initial Registration Fees and a rebate on Annual Tonnage Tax.
Channel NewsAsia 13 Nov 15;

SINGAPORE: The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) recognised 53 ships from companies that qualified for the Green Ship Programme (GSP) on Friday (Nov 13), at the Third Singapore Registry of Ships Forum (SRS Forum).

In a news release issued on Friday, MPA said that these 53 Green Ships are from 41 companies, and they can enjoy a reduction of Initial Registration Fees and a rebate on Annual Tonnage Tax.

The GSP encourages Singapore-flagged ships to reduce carbon dioxide and sulphur oxides emissions. Since the initiative's inception in 2011, 247 Green Ships under the Singapore Flag have joined the programme.

On Friday, ten maritime companies also signed the Maritime Singapore Green Pledge, bringing the total number to 100 companies in the initiative since its inception in 2011.

At the forum, five companies were recognised for contributing up to the 85th million gross tonnage (GT) in the SRS tonnage.

Themed “Quality Shipping”, this year’s SRS Forum focuses on the importance of safe, responsible and sustainable maritime operations.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also signed between MPA and Du Pont Company (Singapore) to collaborate on services and solutions for the maritime industry.

- CNA/wl

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