World’s biggest petrochemicals export port, Ras Laffan Port has joined the international Green Award network as an Incentive Provider for certified liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers, making it the first port in the Arabian Gulf region.
Qatar Petroleum and the Green Award Foundation have collaborated to materialize this incentive to reward and recognize the efforts as well as investments of LNG ships that are adopting the latest environmental standards.
The Green Award is a platform that honors shipping’s safety, quality, and environmental performance by supporting an international network of over 150 incentive providers who offer a variety of benefits to certificate holders.
Ras Laffan Port, being the hub of the worldwide LNG supply chain, plays a critical role in supplying LNG as an environmentally benign source of energy to international markets.
“Ras Laffan Port is the first port in the Arabian Gulf to join the Green Award Foundation as an Incentive Provider. We appreciate the continued cooperation we have with Qatar, as Qatargas was involved in the setup of our ship certification program for LNG carriers in 2011, which later included LPG carriers as well. We welcome Ras Laffan Port’s support to protect the marine environment which the Green Award has been pursuing for over 27 years.”
HE Saad Sherida Al Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs and President and CEO of Qatar Petroleum, congratulated Ras Laffan Port on becoming a Green Award Incentive Provider, noting it as “another landmark in Qatar Petroleum’s longstanding commitment to environmentally sustainable practices in its operations.”
“Through the Green Award for shipping, we are also building upon QPs’ track record of providing environmentally friendly energy by supporting sustainable practices in shipping as well,” Mr. Al Kaabi added.