APL Wins Green Ship of the Year Award

MarineLink.com
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Photo: APL

APL clinched the inaugural Green Ship of the Year award at the 2013 International Maritime Awards organized by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore here this evening.

The APL Yangshan, a 10,700-TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) container ship built in 2012 currently plying the Asia-Europe trade, was singled out for its outstanding energy efficiency and performance.

“We are very honored to be presented the award, and to be accorded strong industry recognition of the environmental benchmark that APL has set,” said Kenneth Glenn, APL President. “In an industry where bunker fuel is a big part of operational costs, and at a time when fuel costs are expected to remain high, it is imperative that we continue with our efforts to enhance the energy efficiency of our ships in order to remain competitive while providing our customers with quality service.”

APL Yangshan is part of the company’s fleet renewal program that aims to inject technologically-advanced, fuel-efficient and environmental ly-friendly tonnage into APL’s global container fleet. The vessel has an Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) that is 33% better than the International Maritime Organisation’s EEDI reference line for this type and size of ship.

The superior environmental features of APL Yangshan include an electronically-controlled main engine that has a significant advantage in operating capability. This type of engine consumes less fuel compared to conventional engines for a corresponding load and helps lower emissions. The vessel is cold-iron capable, which allows it to connect to shore power while at berth in order to reduce emissions. It is also equipped with an advanced ballast water treatment system to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

The Green Ship of the Year Award is a new category introduced at the Singapore International Maritime Awards this year. It recognizes Singapore-flagged vessels that adopt energy-efficient ship designs in order to reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. The winner of the Green Ship Award is selected based on its energy efficiency performance

www.apl.com

Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Environmental

MSC Approves SOLAS Amendments

SOLAS amendments to make IGF Code mandatory approved by Maritime Safety Committee   The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC),

WRRDA: Clearing the Channel for P3 Projects

A Creative Combination for Financing Inland Waterways Infrastructure Earlier this year, the U.S. maritime industry in general, and the inland waterways industry in particular,

Stena Bulk Joins World Ocean Council

Stena Bulk reports it is the first Swedish shipping company to join the World Ocean Council (WOC), a global organization that converges a diverse range of maritime

Energy

Fourth Rig Delivered to Perforadora Central

Keppel AmFELS LLC, a wholly owned US subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has delivered the jackup rig, Coatzacoalcos, to Mexico’s Central Panuco S.

Massive LNG Absorber Shipped to Malaysia

Successful transport of 1,480t absorber for biggest LNG plant worldwide in Malaysia.   1,480 tons and a high center of gravity made the transport of an absorber

EU: Ships Will Measure CO2 Emissions

Shippers to begin monitoring from 2018; Environmental groups say law is weak, shippers favorable. The shipping sector will for the first time have to monitor

Vessels

MacGregor Deck Equipment for Intership's Eco-bulkers

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a deck equipment contract from New Times Shipyard in China for Intership Navigation Co Ltd.'s three new 36,500 dwt laker-class bulk carriers.

From Security to Efficiency Modern Vessel Tracking

More so than many other fields of business, the maritime industry is focused on cost, which in turn gives the appearance of being conservative towards technology.

Seacor Takes Delivery of 10,800 HP Crewboat

Seacor Marine is building ever larger and more powerful mono-hull crew/supply boats. The first of these to be delivered is the 202x34-foot Alex F. McCall with some very impressive statistics.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2668 sec (4 req/sec)