Ardmore Shipping is delighted to announce that its 28-vessel fleet has recently been presented with a Green Environmental Achievement Award by the Port of Long Beach, in recognition of the “fleet’s excellent performance with the Port of Long Beach Green Flag Voluntary Speed Reduction Program in 2017.”
To gain this award, Ardmore had to demonstrate that whilst calling at the Port of Long Beach, it voluntarily reduced speeds to 12 knots or less within 40 nautical miles of Point Fermin over a twelve-month period. Therefore, emitting less and contributing to the reduction of air pollution in South California.
The Marine Exchange of Southern California measures and records every vessel in the speed reduction zone to verify this award. 90% or more of our vessel trips had to comply as part of the Green Flag – Voluntary Vessel Speed Reduction Program in 2017. This initiative has helped prevent more than 1,000 tonnes of air pollution each year.
Commenting on the achievement, Gerry Docherty, Director, Fleet Management said: “We would like to thank the Port of Long Beach for this prestigious recognition which highlights Ardmore’s and our seafarers’ commitment to protecting the marine environments in which we operate. I would also like to sincerely thank all our seafarers for their efforts in complying and supporting this scheme. This award is testament to their commitment and dedication to upholding our values.”