APL receives environment award
The North American Marine Environment Protection Association announced liner company APL is the recipient of NAMEPA's 2010 Marine Environment Protection Award.
The award is given in recognition of an individual or organization's efforts to preserve the marine environment as exemplified by a commitment to a program that has specific objectives set for environmental performance and improvement, and which is innovative and goes beyond minimum environmental compliance.
'APL has demonstrated a strong commitment on behalf of the marine environment, and has been proactive in protecting the health of our seas' said Clay Maitland, NAMEPA’s chairman. The group lauded APL’s environmental policies and investment in technologies and practices to reduce its environmental footprint, such as variable combustion systems and the introduction of 53-foot containers. It also said APL was noted for its educational programs, working with groups around the globe to better understand the need for good stewardship of the environment. Their programs help raise the awareness of environmental protection.
The award will be presented Oct. 21 at a dinner following a half-day seminar titled, 'Environmental Intelligence in Shipping: Corporate Risk Management', featuring RADM Brian Salerno, Deputy Commandant of Operations for the U.S. Coast Guard; Rob Lorigan and Morten Arntzen of Overseas Shipholding Group; and Gene Seroka of APL.
Information about the seminar and dinner may be obtained by contacting Carleen Lyden-Kluss at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 255-4686.