The WPCI ports offer incentives to ships with the best environmental performance calling at their facilities to help reduce and improve the quality of their emissions through substantial discounts on tonnage dues.
Currently, there are 2,148 ships committed to the WPCI's industry-recognised standards.
Funded by a $300,000 grant from the James Irvine Foundation, the ambitious WPCI aims to bypass the typical developmental process of endless workshops and readings.
"The Z Space is managing the development life of all the works commissioned for the WPCI," Dower says.
The WPCI Carbon Footprinting Project is a work group that links European ports like Amsterdam, Antwerp, the Finnish Port Association, Oslo, and the Port of Rotterdam Authority to leading U.S.
With the On-shore Power Supply project, another WPCI initiative, European ports are collaborating to provide docked ships with shore-side electrical power, which greatly reduces the environmental impact of vessels in ports.