The ships that dock at the Port of Itaqui and show better environmental performance, especially in terms of reducing the emission of greenhouse gases, will be granted a discount in port tariffs. The measure is part of a sustainability plan by Emap – a Port Administration Company in the state of Maranhão. The new tariff will come into effect on December 29. All ships that either present the voluntary certification of environmental performance or enroll in the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) program, are eligible for the discount. The ESI globally identifies and classifies vessels that have better performance in reducing atmospheric emissions than those required by standards of the IMO (International Maritime Organization). This initiative is supported by the Kyoto Protocol guidelines, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and using clean technologies in the maritime sector. The port of Itaqui is the only public port in Brazil with ties to the ESI program.
Source: Portos e Navios (*Translated by Ia Niani)