OOCL's commitment to environment bags a Green Shipping Award in HK
OOCL has won the 'Green Shipping Award' at the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia ceremony in Hong Kong
OOCL has won the 'Green Shipping Award' at the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia ceremony in Hong Kong. The award recognises the shipping line's 'exceptional accomplishments' in environmental sustainability.
This awards programme honours organisations that have made 'remarkable achievements in areas on green technology investment, carbon management, compliance to environmental regulations, promotion in environmental awareness and maintaining an outstanding reputation in the industry,' the company said in a release.
'Through years of efforts and dedication, this award win is undoubtedly a milestone for OOCL, reflecting our persistent commitment to achieving environmental excellence.'
Over the years, OOCL has invested in the latest green technologies for its new ships. Its G-Class vessels are said to perform 48 per cent better than the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) baseline and meet current environmental requirements.
To manage emissions the company developed a carbon calculator to help its customers measure the carbon footprint of their global supply chains to enable them to choose optimal shipping routes in order to achieve their green targets.
The carrier also partners with industry bodies and environment-focused organisations in areas related to responsible business practices and the promotion of environmental awareness.
Upon receiving the award at the event, OOCL trades director Raymond Fung said: 'Taking the award for two consecutive years is a huge encouragement for us to continue our commitment to protecting our environment.'
He added: 'Moving forward, OOCL will continue to embrace our long-term sustainability goals and achieve higher levels of operational excellence in the shipping industry.'
The company plans to implement in future many 'important' initiatives to address global social and environmental challenges, including its support for the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).