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Green Ship Incentive Program

Ship at Port of Long BeachThe Green Ship Incentive Program is a voluntary clean-air initiative targeting the reduction of smog-causing nitrogen oxides (NOx). It rewards qualifying vessel operators for deploying today's greenest ships to the Port of Long Beach and accelerating the use of tomorrow's greenest ships.

Participants must register to receive incentives, but they are not required to submit reports, because eligibility and payments are determined based on data the Port already receives.

Vessels with main engines meeting 2011 Tier 2 standards established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will be eligible for an incentive of $2,500 per ship call. For still cleaner vessels meeting 2016 Tier 3 standards, the incentive will increase to $6,000 per ship call.

Tier 2 engines reduce NOx emissions by 15 percent, and with Tier 3 engines, emissions will drop dramatically by 80 percent.

By 2023, to meet Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) goals, the Port aims to have 50 percent of all its ship calls be from Tier 2 vessels and 40 percent from Tier 3, which will reduce NOx emissions from ships by 2,700 tons a year.

For more information, watch the video below and see the Fact Sheet and the Guidance for Shipping Lines.

To register, please fill out the registration form.

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