UNITED Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has received the 'Green Shipping Award' at the Maritime Standard Awards 2015 ceremony for the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent on account of its commitment to the environment and its eco-efficient fleet.
This latest accolade comes after the carrier won the 'Environmental Sustainability Award' from SeaTrade in early October.
The outstanding environmental credentials of UASC's newbuilds are demonstrated through their performance, as carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per TEU of the 18,800-TEU vessels is 60 per cent lower than a 13,500-TEU ship delivered just three to four years ago, a company statement said.
"Furthermore, the company being ranked among the best performing carriers on CO2 emissions in a recent progress report by Business for Social Responsibility's Clean Cargo Working Group is further proof that environmental performance is at the heart of UASC's operations," it said.
In addition to the recognitions on the environmental front, UASC also received the 'Ship Owner/Operator of the Year' and 'Shipping Company of the Year' awards from the Maritime Standard and SeaTrade awards respectively.
Source : HKSG.