GAC Netherlands and GAC Belgium join Green Award Foundation

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    1 April 2015



GAC demonstrates commitment to environmental issues by signing up to incentive scheme

Jan Fransen (Executive Director, Green Award Foundation), right, welcomes Mark van den Akker (Managing Director, GAC Netherlands Ltd & GAC Belgium NV) to the Green Award Foundation

Rotterdam – As part of their continuing commitment to supporting environmental issues, GAC Netherlands and GAC Belgium have signed up to the Green Award (GA) Foundation's incentive scheme. Under the agreement and with immediate effect, ships that are GA certified and who utilise GAC's ship agency services at ports in either country can claim a 5% discount on GAC's agency fees.

Extra clean, extra safe

Jan Fransen, Executive Director at Green Award Foundation, says: "In the ever increasingly challenging shipping industry, GAC was willing to take an initiative to provide a new type of incentive by granting discounts on their agency fees. On top of promoting extra safe and extra environmentally friendly shipping, Green Award is also about creating a platform in which we are able to assist the frontrunners in attaining the recognition they deserve. This creates a strong foundation for an industry-wide joint maritime Corporate Social Responsibility."

GAC is one of the world’s largest ship agencies with a long standing reputation for quality service. Handling more than 60,000 port calls annually through a worldwide network consisting of more than 300 GAC offices in over 50 countries and carefully selected network partners in all other locations, the company is a keen supporter of environmental initiatives.

Mark van den Akker, Managing Director of GAC Netherlands and GAC Belgium, says: “GAC is thrilled to be working with Green Award and to help its members save costs. Environmental issues are high on our agenda, as evidenced by our new HullWiper technology from GAC EnvironHull, and our yearly Chairman's Award for Environmental Excellence."