The number of ships in transit through the Great Barrier Reef has increased by 2.6% year on year since 2013. © Getty Images/iStockphoto
The number of ships in transit through the Great Barrier Reef has increased by 2.6% year on year since 2013. © Getty Images/iStockphoto

Plan for ships to be rewarded for being green

Australia’s maritime authority has unveiled plans to reward ships that comply with higher safety and environmental standards, according to a report.

Following a review of shipping in the northeast, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has outlined measures including a reward system for more sustainably operated vessels to ensure international trade remains environmentally viable.

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