View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
December 21, 2009

APL to Reduce Shipping Emissions

APL, a unit of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines, has signed an $11m agreement with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District in California (BAAQMD), US, to cut vessel emissions. The container carrier said it will modify its terminal and vessels to begin cold ironing at the Port

By cms admin

APL, a unit of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines, has signed an $11m agreement with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District in California (BAAQMD), US, to cut vessel emissions.

The container carrier said it will modify its terminal and vessels to begin cold ironing at the Port of Oakland by December 2010.

Cold ironing will enable berthed ships to turn off their 2,000hp diesel generators and plug in to onshore electrical sources.

APL said the process will cut more than 50,000lb of nitrogen oxide emissions from ships berthed in Oakland and 1,500lb of particulate matter annually.

The company, which will begin outfitting five vessels in December, has received $4.8m in air quality grants from the BAAQMD.

Related Companies

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Friday. The industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU

Thank you for subscribing to Ship Technology