APL axes carbon emissions
APL noted a 50.7% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions per transported container per kilometre in 2017, compared to its 2009 base level. The achievement marks the carrier’s eighth consecutive year of improved environmental performance, as reported in the Business for Social Responsibility’s Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) environmental performance assessment (EPA) of APL’s 2017 carbon dioxide emission data.
The CCWG EPA data was verified by Lloyd’s Register Group according to the CCWG verification protocol and principles of the ISO14064-3:2006 standard. While APL saw almost a 3% improvement from the 48% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions per transported container per kilometre in 2016, APL-operated vessels also recorded fuel savings of almost 5% in 2017, compared to 2016.
The carrier also identifies solutions that improves its vessel fleet performance. Last year, APL saw ship bow modifications and retrofitting of propellers to vessels that helped to minimise wave resistance and improve propulsion efficiency. (kd)