August 10, 2010
APL to receive NAMEPA award
Clay Maitland, Founding Chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) has named liner company APL as the recipient of NAMEPA's 2010 Marine Environment Protection Award. It will be presented at an awards dinner to be held at the Harvard Club in New York on October 21, 2010.
"We are honored to be the recipients of this year's NAMEPA Marine Environment Protection Award", stated Gene Seroka, President APL Americas. "APL works diligently to deploy best practices in our environmental efforts as part of our continuing commitment to operate ships that are environmentally efficient, safe, and dependable."
"APL has demonstrated a strong commitment on behalf of the marine environment, and has been proactive in protecting the health of our seas" stated Mr. Maitland.
The first NAMEPA Marine Environment Protection Award was presented two years ago posthumously to the founder of the MEPA movement, George P. Livanos who created HELMEPA 28 years ago due to his interest and concern for the marine environment. Last year the NAMEPA Award was presented to the United States Coast Guard.
In addition to its environmental policies and investment in technologies and practices to reduce its environmental footprint, such as variable combustion systems and the introduction of 53 ft containers, APL was noted for its educational programs, working with groups around the globe to better understand the need for good stewardship of the environment.
The NAMEPA Award Dinner will follow a half day seminar "Environmental Intelligence in Shipping: Corporate Risk Management," featuring RADM Brian Salerno, Deputy Commandant of Operations for the United States Coast Guard, Rob Lorigan and Morten Arntzen of Overseas Shipholding Group, and Gene Seroka of APL amongst others.