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Environmental incentive for shipping

In 2019 NSW Ports was the first Australian port to introduce an environmental incentive for ships.

The incentive is applied to vessels that perform better in reducing their emissions than the levels required by current standards of the International Maritime Organisation. The incentive takes the form of a discount on vessel charges for Port Botany and Port Kembla. This initiative supports the World Ports Sustainability Program.


NSW Ports is taking the lead in Australia by incentivising shipping lines to improve their environmental performance. The incentive will promote and encourage cleaner, more environmentally friendly ships visiting Port Botany and Port Kembla, which will reduce emissions and improve local air quality.

This initiative was delivered over and above the 2015 Sustainability Action Plan.