Buenos Aires is the first Green Award port in South America

13 of June, BUENOS AIRES – The Ministry of Transport of Argentina propitiated Buenos Aires Port to join the network of Green Award ports. The port launched a discount for all types of Green Award certified sea-going ships.

Connecting Argentina to the world one of the main goals of Argentinian Government, Buenos Aires Port is the leading transshipment point for the foreign trade of Argentina. It is considered the fourth-best port in Latin America and the Caribbean, due to the scale of its facilities and the volumes it handles on annual basis.

Since the port is in a strategic location, the metropolitan area of the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, the Port Administration is primarily concerned with issues in port that can affect the local community. Buenos Aires seeks to improve air and water quality and to reduce environmental impacts.

Recognizing the need to encourage healthy and safe operations in port and to address public concerns, the port of Buenos Aires after having evaluated advantages of various initiatives, went for Green Award. Green Award is well-known in the maritime world for its reputable certification of ships that apply the best practices and exceed the industry statutory regulations in terms of safety, quality and environmental stewardship.

Effective as of 22 of May 2017, Buenos Aires Port provides a 10% discount on vessel dues for Green Award ships.

By joining the Green Award scheme, Buenos Aires has become the first Green Award port in South America. This step taken by the port is an expression of its social accountability and environmental awareness. Participation in the Green Award scheme will help to attract safe and clean ships, encourage quality shipping and contribute to overall improvement of shipping in South America.

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