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Panama Canal Authority Launches Green Ship Initiative

The Panama Canal Authority announced this week that they had launched a new initiative to recognise shipping lines that demonstrate environmental stewardship and to encourage the implementation of technologies and standards to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The Green Connection Award will evaluate individual ships based on specific environmental factors, such as the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI), Environmental Ship Index (ESI), the volume of nitrous oxides (NOx) emitted, the use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a fuel and the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reduced by using the Panama Canal compared to alternate routes.

Canal customers that meet and exceed environmental standards set by IMO and/or other globally recognised standards will be considered for the award.

The inaugural Green Connection Award will be given to the first LNG ship to transit the expanded Canal early next week.

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