SINGAPORE's APL, a member of the CMA CGM Group, has been honoured for driving the fuel efficiency of its vessel fleet by receiving the 'Fuel Efficiency Award' at the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia 2019.
Chief Executive Officer Lars Kastrup said in a statement: "This mark of distinction is an affirmation of our fleet operation management that has continually delivered fuel efficiency and lowered our global carbon footprint."
The shipping line's fuel efficiency strategy "combines the adoption of technical and technology solutions, consolidation of services, operational excellence and stakeholder collaborations," it said.
Driving operational efficiencies, the carrier practises slow-steaming, optimises fleet and voyage, and deploys a fuel-efficient fleet of vessels. It also adopts a rigorous maintenance regime as it identifies solutions to continually improve vessel fleet performance.
With round-the-clock support from ashore and advanced route optimisation systems onboard APL's vessel fleet, ship officers have been able to make efficient navigational decisions with the dynamic data captured in the systems.
It has also been able to effectively reduce port stay and idle time of its vessel fleet at the 200 terminals where its vessels call. This enables the ocean liner to practice slow-steaming, thereby reducing fuel consumption.