HONG Kong's Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), now a Cosco unit, has been presented with the "Excellence in Environmental Management" award at the recent 2019 Lloyd's List Europe Awards ceremony in London.
Formerly known as the Lloyd's List Global Awards, the awards programme is one of the most anticipated events in the industry, recognising excellence across the maritime sector.
The "Excellence in Environmental Management" award pays tribute to a company which has made significant contributions to minimising marine environment pollution. The assessment covers several areas such as environmental friendly ship designs and operation, reductions in fossil fuel use, and the green impact from corporate sustainability policies.
Receiving the award on behalf of OOCL, Derek O'Galligan, managing director of OOCL - UK Branch said: "This award is undeniably a huge encouragement for us to continue taking a proactive and responsible role in our environmental agenda and strive for a more sustainable future.
"It is an important milestone reflecting our efforts in building a sound sustainability profile in the industry. Moving forward, OOCL will continue to work closely with our business partners and stakeholders to embrace our long-term sustainability goals."