The Green Award Foundation and RightShip are to increase their collaboration to promote safe, sustainable shipping.

Green Award executive director Jan Fransen and RightShip CEO Warwick Norman have signed an agreement to strengthen the recognition given to Green Award members in RightShip’s new online vetting platform, RightShip Qi.

“Green Award believes that ship owners and managers who go the extra mile to make their vessels safer and greener deserve to be recognised,” said Jan Fransen, executive director, Green Award.

“By rewarding good owners and managers we make high quality shipping economically sound, and move towards eliminating substandard ships from the market.”

RightShip CEO Warwick Norman added: “We have worked with Green Award for 13 years now and we are very pleased to strengthen our association even further.”

“Our new vetting platform, RightShip Qi, provides greater visibility into vessel information by highlighting memberships such as Green Award, and providing positive ratings adjustments to the vessels of Green Award members.”

The new arrangement means that a ship that has passed the rigorous Green Award certification will receive additional credit and a positive score adjustment in RightShip’s 5-star predictive Risk Rating.

This rating is prominently displayed in RightShip Qi’s new vessel dashboard, further improving the potential of Green Award vessels for preferential chartering selection.

Green Award and RightShip have been working together since 2003, and their cooperation has strengthened over the years. RightShip initially joined forces with Green Award as a supporter of the certification scheme and is now recognised as a Green Award incentive provider.

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