Launched in January 2016, the Clean Vessel Incentive Program (CVI) continues to attract much cleaner vessels to the Port of New York and New Jersey’s constituent marine terminals.
For the second quarter 2016, CVI produced 295 qualifying vessel calls, an increase of 87 percent over the second quarter 2015, and an increase of 16% over the first quarter 2016. Incentives earned for the second quarter 2016 totaled $413,000, an increase of 45 percent over the second quarter 2015.
Maersk Line had the most qualifying vessel calls with 61, followed by NYK Line (North America) Inc. Evergreen Marine’s Ever Libra recorded the highest Environmental Ship Index (ESI) Score at 54.2 and was one of nine vessels to achieve an ESI score above 50.
The CVI Program adds more points to the ESI score of vessels which also participate in vessel speed reduction programs. Ships equipped with Tier II engines (which achieve 20 percent nitrogen oxide reduction over Tier I engines) earn additional financial incentives.
During second quarter 2016, there were 7 qualifying vessel calls by ships with Tier II engines, which represents a 250 percent increase over the two vessels with Tier II engines that called in second quarter 2015.