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OOCL wins 100% compliance of Green Flag Incentive Plan

OOCL wins 100% compliance of Green Flag Incentive Plan

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) announced today that it has achieved a compliance rate of 100% for the Voluntary Vessel Speed Reduction Program with the Port of Long Beach's Green Flag Incentive Program for the year of 2006.
The Green Flag Incentive Program was launched by the Port of Long Beach in January 2005 as a voluntary initiative to improve air quality in Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbor. Vessels were asked to voluntarily reduce their speed through the fairway channel while approaching or leaving Los Angeles and Long Beach. Carriers, as listed in Lloyd's Register, that achieved a rate of 90% compliance, or higher, over a 12-month period, were eligible for a 15% reduced dockage rate in the following year.
OOCL's vessels achieved the top mark of 100% compliance throughout 2006, 18% above the average for all vessels, including containerships, tankers and cruise liners at the Port of Long Beach. Impressively, OOCL's compliance rate was based on 121 vessels entering and departing the Port of Long Beach - the largest number of vessels in fleet with a score of 100%.
The Port of Long Beach reported that the mean/voyage 2006 compliance rate for all carriers calling at the Port of Long Beach was 81.71%.
OOCL recognizes that responsible and sound business management must take into account the effects of its industry on the environment and that the pursuit of sustainable growth and a healthy environment are inextricably linked.
The company said that it supports environmental protection measures and policies by governments and communities, and recognizes that it will have part to play in environmental protectin. "We are dedicated to meeting the needs of the present without compromising those of the future and to taking innovative environmental protection measures to encourage sustainable economic development," it said.


Updated : 2021-04-13 03:42 GMT+08:00