Port Metro Vancouver Announces Blue Circle Award Winners

Port Metro Vancouver is proud to honour 12 shipping and four cruise lines with a Blue Circle Award for 2014.

The Blue Circle Awards recognize marine carriers with the highest rate of participation in Port Metro Vancouver’s EcoAction Program. EcoAction sets goals for air emissions reductions for ocean-going vessels that enter our port, and rewards those that excel in environmental stewardship. As part of the program, vessels are entitled to a discount of up to 47 per cent on harbour dues by choosing a variety of eligible fuels, technology options and environmental management practices.

“Port Metro Vancouver is ensuring port operations are sustainably managed while at the same time responding to increasing demand for trade,” said Robin Silvester, President and Chief Executive Officer, Port Metro Vancouver. “The Blue Circle Awards allow us to recognize and honour marine carriers that are committed to reducing air emissions by going above and beyond regulatory requirements. I congratulate the 2014 award recipients.”

The 2014 Port Metro Vancouver Blue Circle Award recipients are:

•  Celebrity Cruises
•  Disney Cruise Line
•  Eukor Car Carriers Inc.
•  Grieg Star Shipping (Canada) Ltd.
•  Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd
•  Hapag-Lloyd (Canada) Inc.
•  Holland America Line
•  Hyundai Merchant Marine
•  “K” Line
•  Maersk Line
•  Mitsui O.S.K Lines, Ltd.
•  Mediterranean Shipping Company (Canada) Inc.
•  Princess Cruises
•  Westwood Shipping Lines
•  Yang Ming Shipping (Canada) Ltd.

Port Metro Vancouver’s achievements in building and maintaining a sustainable gateway have been widely celebrated. We have been recognized for sustainability performance by Corporate Knights, MarCom and Clean Tech50.

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