Green discounts scheme expands to China

07 Aug 2017
Kamji Marine Agency Ltd is offering green discounts on a wide range of services from its flagship base at Zhoushan

Kamji Marine Agency Ltd is offering green discounts on a wide range of services from its flagship base at Zhoushan

A Chinese port supplier has become the country's first to incentivise green ships, ports and service providers.

Kamji Marine Agency Ltd will offer Green Award certificate holders discounts on a wide range of services including sludge disposal, tanker cleaning, dry dock repair, technical repair, store and spare parts supply.

“This is an exceptional accomplishment for the social responsibility stewardship of Kamji Marine Agency.  By becoming an incentive provider, they have become pioneers since they are the first company from China to join the scheme. It is a giant step for Green Award as well,” said Captain Dimitrios Mattheou, Chairman of the Green Award Scheme.

He added: “Green Award is committed to a sustainable future for our planet and with this green approach spreading to a new region it is reducing environmental impact and promoting safety globally.”

“Green Award is committed to a sustainable future for our planet and with this green approach spreading to a new region it is reducing environmental impact and promoting safety globally" Captain Dimitrios Mattheou

Green Award surveys and certifies ships and ship managers that demonstrate excellent performance. The certificate is recognised by the industry as a quality mark and rewarded with various benefits by ports and maritime products and services suppliers.

Ships and ship manager must meet strict requirements covering safety, quality and environmental performance to successfully pass the certification.

Kamji Marine Agency Ltd is headquarted in Zhoushan with branch offices in Europe. The company is a local agent in Ningbo-Zhoushan port and acts as a general agent for all other Chinese ports.

Johnny Ma, chairman of Kamji Marine Group said: “Our aim is to provide excellence through quality.”