APL has received the ‘Best Green Shipping Line’ award from HAROPA, the French port of Le Havre on 13 November 2017. APL’s third consecutive win since 2014, the achievement marks an acknowledgement of APL’s exemplary environmental performance in reducing air emissions beyond the standards set by the International Maritime Organisation.Nicolas Sartini, APL Chief Executive Officer said, “APL stands proud as the ocean carrier to have made the greenest call at HAROPA in 2016. A signatory of the HAROPA charter since 2013, APL has continually advanced in lowering our fleet emission levels across the trades where our vessels ply. APL remains committed in being an environmental steward and will persevere in our pursuits of environmental excellence in our ship operations.”Benchmarked against the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) that evaluates the emission levels of a ship, APL vessels have scored distinctions to be ranked amongst the cleanest containerships that called the French port in 2016.In fact, APL recorded its highest fleet carbon dioxide emission reduction of 48% in 2016, compared to its base level in 2009. This is a result of continual improvements in operational efficiencies, fleet and voyage optimisation, as well as the deployment of a fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly fleet of vessels. Moving forward, APL aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 30% between 2015 and 2025, a target set by the CMA CGM Group, the company revealed.APL has resolved to reduce emissions such as sulphur oxide and protect ocean biodiversity. The company will persist with cold-ironing and ballast water treatment development respectively though technology innovation, clean energy sources and the adoption of best practices.Through stakeholder collaborations and engagements, APL continues to navigate the developments in shipping, monitor its environmental scorecard and stay accessible to solutions for sustainable shipping.Sea News, November 16 Author: Priyanka Ann Saini
Click here for the PFD website. August 31 is the last day to change your details. It is still unknown what the total amount of this years PFD will be. Program Manager Heather Beaty: “You can log back in to your PFD application on the state website, and you’ll see a green button on the right-hand side of the website that says ‘Add or Change a Donation,’ and it takes just a few seconds to log back in and add a new contribution.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The deadline to change, add, or withdraw Direct Deposit information and make changes to voluntary contributions Pick.Click.Give from your Permanent Fund Dividend is August 31. The state has until August 31 to determine this year’s dividend payout. Changes made after that date could complicate the delivery of this year’s PFD.