North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan was recognized as a recipient of the Blue Circle Award at an Awards Ceremony in Vancouver last night, presented by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA). The Blue Circle Award recognizes marine carriers that excel in environmental stewardship and attain the highest participation rates in the Vancouver Port Authority’s EcoAction Program.
“We’re very proud to be recognized by the VFPA for our efforts. As a leader in the marine industry, we firmly stand behind our commitment to care for the environment, and integrate this value into company-wide practices.” said Frank Butzelaar, CEO of Seaspan Marine Transportation. “By holding ourselves accountable to the highest degree of environmental protection, we are ensuring our economic contributions and the integrity of BC’s natural marine environment are enjoyed for generations to come.”
Over the past year, Seaspan has implemented several environmental initiatives, including a strategic partnership with VFPA to monitor underwater vessel noise, an integrated waste reduction plan in its Shipyards, and the introduction of the company’s first dual-fueled hybrid ferries.
The Blue Circle Award recognizes companies that go beyond the basic environmental requirements. Seaspan is proud to support the Port of Vancouver’s overall vision to be the world’s most sustainable port.
About Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
As a global leader in port sustainability, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is committed to working with you and industry stakeholders to reduce air emissions and carbon footprint. Our EcoAction Program is a unique way of encouraging cleaner ships to our Gateway by offering financial incentives for vessels that have implemented emission reduction measures and other environmental practices. The Blue Circle Award recognizes companies’ commitment to sustainability.
About Seaspan ULC
Seaspan ULC (Seaspan) is an association of Canadian companies primarily involved in coastal marine transportation, shipdocking/ship escort, ship repair and shipbuilding services in Western North America. In addition to the marine transportation services offered directly through Seaspan, commercial ferry, shipyard and bunkering services are provided via affiliate companies: Seaspan Marine, Marine Petrobulk Limited Partnership, Seaspan Ferries and Seaspan Shipyards (Vancouver Drydock, Victoria Shipyards and Vancouver Shipyards). Visit www.seaspan.com for more information.
Corinna Bork (Manager, Communications)