7-12 May 2017
According to Mr. van de Laar, WPCI’s Bureau Director, 4,610 ships are registered and 47 incentive providers, as of 1 October 2016, and further that the number of both the registered ships and incentive providers are on the increase.
According to Fer van de Laar, Bureau Director of IAPH’s World Ports Climate Initiative (WPCI), a total of 3,809 ships with a positive ESI Score have so far joined the scheme as well as 43 Incentive Providers (IP). More interestingly and encouragingly, we have recently welcomed a new type of IP, not a port entity but a Classification Society.
Port of Tokyo, Japan, will become the first Japanese port to join ESI as an Incentive Provider, as of April 1, 2015. ESI (Environmental Ship Index) operates under an umbrella of IAPH's environmental initiative-WPCI (World Ports Climate Initiative). A list of incentive providers/ports and more about ESI will be found online at:
The LNG Fuelled Vessels Working Group led by the Port of Antwerp has launched a dedicated website, focusing on liquefied natural gas (LNG) as shipping fuel and introducing an industry bunker checklists for LNG operations in ports. The new LNG bunkering website provides a detailed overview of the use of LNG as ship fuel, laying out the technical requirements for ships, bunkering infrastructure and vessels under development, as well as the business case for using LNG in the maritime environment.
>LNG bunkering website
On January 30 & 31, 2014, the ESI Working Group under the chairmanship of Professor Tiedo Vellinga (Port of Rotterdam), met outside of Europe for the first time in its short history for a rather successful meeting. Since its start on January 1, 2011, the number of ships registered with ESI has increased to well over 2,100 and the number of Ports and Organizations that provide incentives (IP's) is steadily increasing. It is a remarkable achievement!
The working group welcomes inputs from Ship Owners/managers/operators and other stakeholders for keeping the ESI Scoring approach up-to-date and strives to ensure the sound and efficient operation of the system's database. The ideas for setting up and maintaining the ESI project all have their origin in the port community where the group wants to maintain and strengthen its position as being representative of that community. Therefore ports and other interested organizations around the world are invited to participate in the design and operation of the Environmental Ship Index (ESI). For more details, please contact Bureau Director, Mr. Fer van de Laar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Busan joins ESI as its Incentive Provider
Busan Port Authority (BPA), Korea, has become the first Northeastern Asian port to have joined the ESI program, effective from January 1, 2014. As Incentive Provider, the Port will provide a 15 % reduction on port dues for ships with an ESI Score exceeding 31. This brings the number of Ports and Organizations that provide incentives under the ESI program to 30!