What is the Green Ship Programme?

The Green Ship Programme encourages Singapore-flagged ships to reduce carbon dioxide and sulphur oxides (SOx) emissions.

How does it benefit you?

Qualifying Singapore-flagged ships can enjoy a reduction of Initial Registration Fees and a rebate on Annual Tonnage Tax.

  • Ships that adopt energy efficient ship designs exceeding IMO's Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) will enjoy 50% reduction of Initial Registration Fees and 20% rebate on Annual Tonnage Tax.
  • Ships that adopt approved SOx scrubber technology exceeding IMO's emission requirements will enjoy 25% reduction of Initial Registration Fees and 20% rebate on Annual Tonnage Tax.
  • Ships that adopt both energy efficient ship designs and approved SOx scrubber technology exceeding IMO's requirements will enjoy 75% reduction of Initial Registration Fees and 50% rebate on Annual Tonnage Tax.

How do you qualify?

To qualify for incentives relating to the adopt of energy efficient ship designs, ship owners can submit a copy of the International Energy Efficiency (IEE) Certificate or pre-verification report as proof that the attained EEDI of the ship exceeds IMO's requirements on EEDI for that particular ship type and size (at the time when the incentives are to be applied).

To qualify for incentives relating to the adoption of approved SOx scrubber technology, ship owners are to make an application to MPA. The application is to include supporting documents showing the installation of the scrubber and the emission reductions achieved.

Submissions can be made via email to marine@mpa.gov.sg. Ships that qualify for the Green Ship Programme will be given a "Green Certificate" issued by MPA. The "Green Certificate" will also be given to the company owning the qualifying ship.

For more details, please refer to Shipping Circular No. 12 of 2011 and Shipping Circular No. 7 of 2013 in our Shipping Circulars.