The Netherlands-based Green Award Foundation said that ClassNK Executive Vice President Tetsuya Kinoshita has been selected to serve on its Board of Experts from 1 May 2014.
The Green Award Foundation was established under the initiative of the Rotterdam Municipal Port Management and the Dutch Ministry of Transport in 1994 and became completely financially and operationally independent in 2000.
An independent non-profit organisation, the Green Award Foundation promotes the safety of life at sea and the prevention of marine pollution by issuing its “Green Award certificate” to ships and shipping companies which comply with safety and environmental standards going beyond the national and international regulations.
Ships and companies which have received the award are entitled to a variety of incentives such as reduced port fees offered by a network of more than 50 ports and service providers together. As a member of the Board of Experts, Mr. Kinoshita will advise the Committee on the composition of the Green Award Requirements.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Kinoshita said: “At ClassNK, we share the Green Award Foundation’s dedication to ensuring the safety of life and property at sea and protecting the marine environment, and it is an honor and a privilege to join the Green Award Foundation’s Board of Experts. As a member of the Board, I will bring the knowledge and expertise I have gained over the past 36 years in the industry to help the Foundation achieve its goal of realizing a greener and safer maritime industry.”
ClassNK, April 14, 2014