The international Green Shipping Summit presented the Port of Helsinki with the award for Greenest Port of the Year. The award is given for implementing environmental projects and adhering to or even exceeding the standards of regulations and environmental requirements governing the reduction of harmful emissions.
Winners are selected by a vote among industry operators. The Port of Helsinki got ahead in the race by offering a discount available to cruise liners, encouraging shipping companies to discharge their waste water directly into Helsinki’s sewer system.
– Each quay at the Port of Helsinki is well-equipped to receive waste water, and our monetary incentive proved effective. Currently, waste water is discharged during approximately 90 per cent of cruise ship calls in Helsinki, says CEO Ville Haapasaari.
The awards were presented during the third international Green Shipping Summit in Amsterdam on 2 October 2018.