9.1 General
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9.1 General

  9.1.1 In recent years, certain Governments and other bodies have been developing and implementing incentive mechanisms and programmes to promote quality shipping that operates in an environmentally sound manner. The “Green Award” programme, created through the Port of Rotterdam, is one example. The reduction and minimization of hazardous materials aboard ships during their operating lives is often a key component of these incentive mechanisms. This contributes to reducing the hazardous materials that recycling facilities must manage at the end of ships operating lives.

  9.1.2 Another example of an incentive mechanism is a financial benefit for recycling facilities that meet sound environmental requirements, e.g. lower import taxes could make “green facilities” more competitive and ease the choice of a shipowner in favour of human health and environment.

  9.1.3 The development of such incentive mechanisms for operating cleaner shipping by Governments and other bodies, therefore, can significantly assist the implementation of these Guidelines. Administrations and other stakeholders should consider such mechanisms.

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