APL has received the ‘Best Green
Shipping Line’ award from HAROPA, the French port of Le Havre on 13 November
2017. APL’s third consecutive win since 2014, the achievement marks an
acknowledgement of APL’s exemplary environmental performance in reducing air
emissions beyond the standards set by the International Maritime Organization.
Nicolas Sartini, APL Chief Executive
Officer said, “APL stands proud as the ocean carrier to have made the greenest
call at HAROPA in 2016. A signatory of the HAROPA charter since 2013, APL has
continually advanced in lowering our fleet emission levels across the trades
where our vessels ply. APL remains committed in being an environmental steward
and will persevere in our pursuits of environmental excellence in our ship
Benchmarked against the Environmental
Ship Index (ESI) that evaluates the emission levels of a ship, APL vessels have
scored distinctions to be ranked amongst the cleanest containerships that
called the French port in 2016.
In fact, APL recorded its highest fleet
carbon dioxide emission reduction of 48% in 2016, compared to its base level in
2009. This is a result of continual improvements in operational efficiencies,
fleet and voyage optimisation, as well as the deployment of a fuel-efficient
and environmentally-friendly fleet of vessels. Moving forward, APL aims to
reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 30% between 2015 and 2025, a target set by
the CMA CGM Group.
To reduce emissions such as sulphur
oxide and protect ocean biodiversity, APL will persist with cold-ironing and
ballast water treatment development respectively though technology innovation,
clean energy sources and the adoption of best practices.
Through stakeholder collaborations and
engagements, APL continues to navigate the developments in shipping, monitor
its environmental scorecard and stay accessible to solutions for sustainable
APL is one of the world’s leading ocean
carriers, providing world-class container shipping and terminal services, as
well as intermodal operations supported by leading-edge IT and e-commerce.APL
offers transcontinental cargo shipping across Asia, North and South America,
Europe, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and Australia through more
than 110 services calling ports in over 70 countries worldwide. APL is part of
the CMA CGM Group, a leading worldwide shipping group founded in 1978 by
Jacques R. Saadé.