On 9 December, RSR Shipping joined forces with Green Award as their first port related Incentive Provider on German waterways for inland shipping. With this partnership, the Swiss docking spot supplier wants to enforce Green Award in its mission to stimulate a green and safe future for inland shipping.
As a young and dynamic player, RSR Shipping highly values sustainable initiatives and innovations to shape the future of their business. After starting the procedure to install land power for most of their docking spots, they take their ambitions a step further. From now on, they will be stimulating ships to become greener by granting ‘Green Awarded’ river cruise vessels a discount on the docking fee. The discount is applied to all RSR Shipping’s docking spots which are respectively located in Düsseldorf, Traben Trarbach, Forchheim, Volkach and Straubing.
The higher the effort, the bigger the reward
Green Award is a quality mark for ships that demonstrate high safety and environmental standards. After being established in 1994 to promote quality shipping amongst seagoing vessels, the foundation extended its activities to a certification program for inland shipping in 2011. Since that date, more and more ships have received a certification by reaching strict standards for engines, technical equipment on board and the crew. Depending on their score, ships receive a bronze, silver, or gold certificate. For zero emission, platinum label can be awarded. RSR Shipping uses the level of certification to grant a discount on mooring fees between 5% and 15%.
A greener future starts today
“Great improvements in quality, safety and ecology have been made in the past years.” Peter Wyss of RSR Shipping states “A greener future is high on the agenda of all stakeholders in inland shipping. RSR Shipping is honored to strengthen the base to further build upon with Green Award. As the first inland shipping port related incentive provider in Germany, we aim to further catalyse innovation.” Jan Fransen, Executive Director of Green Award says: “RSR Shipping taking part as an Incentive Provider largely broadens the rewarding scope for river cruises for the efforts they make. Our ship certification program pushes for continuous improvement in sustainability and these incentives all together make this happen. We welcome RSR Shipping!”
The discounts on mooring spots of RSR Shipping will be applicable for all bookings with a reservation date beyond the start of 2021. The discount will be deducted from the invoice immediately for certified ships after indicating their obtained certification level.
About RSR Shipping:
RSR Shipping has been founded in 2012 and is based in Baar/Switzerland. The company invests in the build of new moorings at premium locations in Europe. Currently RSR Shipping manages 3 dockings in Düsseldorf (Altstad and Messe), and a docking spot in Traben-Trarbach, Forchheim, Volkach and Straubing.
About Green Award Foundation:
Green Award certifies sea-going oil and chemical tankers, bulk carriers, LNG and LPG carriers, container carriers, offshore vessels, RoRo, inland navigation barges and river cruise vessels. Its assessment criteria cover environmental, quality and safety aspects, and performance of management and the crew. With this comprehensive approach and a diverse team of the industry’s experts supporting the scheme, Green Award secures the quality of its audits and real value of its certificate.
With nearly 150 ports and other maritime related organisations providing discounts to the certified companies and ships, the scheme motivates ship owners and managers to invest in the improvements on board and ashore and serves as a reliable Corporate Social Responsibility and risk reduction tool for participating shipping companies, ports and maritime service providers. www.greenaward.org