APL receives highest award for eco super compliance from US Coast Guard
GLOBAL container carrier APL, a unit of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), has received the United States' Coast Guard's highest award for excellence in marine environmental protection. Saturday, 09.Jun.2012, 01:59 (GMT+3)
GLOBAL container carrier APL, a unit of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), has received the United States' Coast Guard's highest award for excellence in marine environmental protection.
The container carrier took home the Osprey award - the highest level of recognition within the Rear Admiral William M Benkert Award, considered the premier environmental award in the US maritime industry, conferred biennially.
"We are very proud to earn this top accolade, which is reserved for the most significant environmental achievements," said Kevin Krick, director for environmental affairs in APL, who received the award from US Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Robert Papp at the American Petroleum Institute Tanker Conference.
"APL's commitment to sustainable global trade is evidenced through our investments in green technology. We hope that our award win will serve as an industry benchmark and encourage others to similarly strive for environmental improvements."
The Benkert Award recognises maritime businesses and corporations with outstanding accomplishments that extend far beyond compliance with industrial and regulatory standards. The Osprey is rarely presented, and is given as the highest level of distinction when an organisation clearly exceeds all review criteria expectations.