Qatar Petroleum’s Ras Laffan Port in Qatar has become the first port in the Arabian Gulf to join the international Green Award network as an incentive provider for certified liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.
The Green Award is a platform that recognises safety, quality and environmental performance in shipping. Certified LNG tanker operators under the Green Award scheme will now be offered a discount on port dues making Ras Laffan Port the first in the region to do so.
More than 1,000 LNG tankers call at Ras Laffan Port annually. Ras Laffan Port has also worked closely with Qatargas to support the certification of their LNG shipping fleet.
Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the minister of state for energy affairs, president and CEO of Qatar Petroleum described the move as “another landmark in Qatar Petroleum’s long standing commitment to environmentally sustainable practices in its operations.”
His Excellency Minister Al-Kaabi said: “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.”