APL, L.A. port executive to receive aquarium awards
The 70-year-old Cabrillo Marine Aquarium of San Pedro has awarded its highest environmental award to shipping giant APL.
The John M. Olguin Marine Environment Award will be presented to APL on May 5 in recognition of the Singapore-based firm's long support of the aquarium and recent clean air initiatives including:
* A partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency, California air quality districts and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to test fuel emulsification aboard the container vessel 'APL Singapore.' The process injects water into ship fuel to reduce harmful emissions.
* A test of new valve and lubrication technology that improves combustion, reduces oil consumption and further cuts emissions.
* Conversion to cleaner-burning, low-sulfur fuel on all 23 APL vessels calling California ports.
The aquarium also honored Geraldine Knatz, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, with its Leadership Award for her efforts at pursuing the twin goals of trade growth and environmental protection in Southern California
Operated by the city of Los Angeles, the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium has been recognized as one of the finest teaching aquariums in the world.