Ocean Carrier Cuts Emissions by Nearly Half


American President Lines (APL) has recorded its highest recorded fleet carbon dioxide emissions reduction of 48% in 2016, compared to its base level in 2009.

Verified by Lloyd’s Register Group according to the Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) verification protocol and ISO14064-3:2006 standard, this achievement marks APL’s seventh consecutive year of improvements.

APL Chief Executive Officer, Nicolas Sartini who champions APL’s sustainability course, said: “APL is pleased to register our best carbon reduction performance as yet, improving our fleet emission level by about 3%, versus our reduction in 2015.

“APL prides ourselves as a responsible carrier and will persevere in our pursuits of environmental excellence as we facilitate global trade.”

APL’s vessel performance management and maintenance strategy have been pivotal in ensuring that its operations stay efficient and environmentally friendly.

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The company has also put the reductions down to continual improvements in operational efficiencies, fleet and voyage optimization, as well as the deployment of a fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly fleet of vessels.

Moving forward, APL aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions per container transported by 30% between 2015 and 2025, a target set by parent company CMA CGM Group — the third largest container shipping company in the world.

APL will also persist with cold-ironing development and pioneer ballast water treatment development, amongst others, by embracing technology innovation, clean energy sources and best practices.

Sartini added: “APL believes that every stakeholder plays a role in protecting our environment.

“This is also why our sustainability programmes are being extended to our customers so that they too can make a difference in reducing carbon footprint via their shipments with APL.

“Through collaborative opportunities, we seek to help APL shippers design and manage their green supply chain.”  

APL recently unveiled its Aloha Express, a new fortnightly Ocean Alliance service that directly connects Central China, Korea and Japan to Hawaii.

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