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Prince Rupert Port Authority Celebrates 10 Years of Green Wave Program
By Sea and Coast | 27/02/2023
The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Green Wave Program, which rewards shippers for environmentally sustainable practices. Since 2013, vessels with good air emission and underwater noise performance have received savings on harbour dues. PRPA has recognized five companies for their exceptional participation in the program last year.
PRPA has also introduced a new incentive for cargo vessels to plug into shore power at the Fairview Container Terminal, which is expected to cut carbon emissions by nearly 30,000 tonnes per year. The port is committed to reducing carbon intensity by a further 30% by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
PRPA provided shore power to container vessels at berth in 2022, becoming one of only two ports in Canada to do so. The SHOFU MARU vessel, equipped with a telescopic hard sail that uses wind power, reduced fuel usage on each sailing. The Green Wave program and the shore power project are part of PRPA's environmental stewardship efforts.
PRPA plans to enhance and adjust the Green Wave program to align with evolving industry best practices. In 2022, 208 vessel calls qualified for the program, with 42 meeting RightShip Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) Rating standards, avoiding around 4,785 tonnes of GHG emissions. Shaun Stevenson, CEO of PRPA, praised the recipients of the 2022 Green Wave Award for their commitment to sustainability and stated that PRPA will continue to improve environmental performance in the shipping industry.