The Port of Long Beach (POLB)’s new Green Ship Award programme offers financial incentives to encourage the next generation of sustainable vessels to dock at Long Beach.

WWL’s MV Salome is the first ship to qualify for the programme. The incentives are offered to ships with Tier 2 engines, which emit up to 15 percent fewer nitrogen oxides, and Tier 3 engines, which produce up to 80 percent less NOx emissions, than their predecessors.POLB’s target is for Tier 2 and Tier 3 vessels to account for 90 percent of its port calls by 2023.