Environmental Premium Ranking

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What is the Environmental Premium Ranking?

As part of the Green Connection Environmental Recognition Program, the Environmental Premium Ranking allows qualified customers the opportunity to improve their position within the Panama Canal’s Customer Ranking System, which is taken into consideration when booking for transit through the Panama Canal.

Who can participate in Environmental Premium Ranking?

The Environmental Premium Ranking will award customers with percentage points in the “number of transits” criteria when calculating the customer ranking. These additional points will allow customers to improve their position in the Customer Ranking System.
In order for customers to receive this benefit, their vessels must meet at least one of the following requirements:

INDICATORLEVEL 1LEVEL 2DOCUMENTATION
ENERGY EFFICIENCY DESIGN INDEX (EEDI) THRESHOLDAT LEAST 20 PERCENT BELOW THE REFERENCE LINEAT LEAST 30 PERCENT BELOW THE REFERENCE LINEINTERNATIONAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY CERTIFICATE
ENVIRONMENTAL SHIP INDEX (ESI) THRESHOLDAT LEAST 35 POINTSAT LEAST 80 POINTSESI DATABASE
LOW NITROGEN OXIDE (NOX) THRESHOLDAT LEAST 10% BELOW TIER II LIMITAT LEAST 20% BELOW TIER II LIMITENGINE INTERNATIONAL AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION (EIAPP) CERTIFICATE
LNG-FUELED ENGINELNG-FUELED ENGINELNG ENGINE DESCRIPTION

What are the Benefits?

Vessels that qualify as “Level 1” will receive an additional 10 percentage points for each transit through the Canal towards their overall customer ranking, and vessels that qualify as “Level 2” will receive an additional 20 percentage points per transit to improve their rank.

Additional Information

The incentive will become effective for transits beginning January 1, 2017.
Participation is optional.