GAC is the first ship agency in the UK to sign up to the Green Award (GA) Foundation. Under the scheme, GA-certified ships that use GAC's ship agency services at ports around the UK can receive a 10% discount on agency fees.
Green Award promotes best practices and the elimination of sub-standard shipping practices to maritime organisations and companies on a voluntary basis. Participating ports and maritime service providers offer incentives for vessels through the scheme.
Herman Jorgensen, Managing Director at GAC UK, says: “We have taken numerous measures to promote sustainability in our business and beyond. We welcome initiatives like Green Award which are good for the environment and great for business, too. Signing up to Green Award underlines our commitment to improving the environment by supporting shipowners and operators with the same ethos, recognising and rewarding companies with a 10% reduction on GAC UK ship agency fees.”
GAC UK handles around 7000 calls at ports around the UK every year. It is the fourth GAC company in Europe to join the Green Award incentive scheme after GAC Belgium, Netherlands and Greece.