Green Flag Environmental Achievement Award

For second year in a row, the Port of Long Beach has awarded Columbia Shipmanagement with the Green Environmental Achievement Award. This award is granted to operators that called the Port of Long Beach in 2018 and demonstrated that 90% or more of all its vessel trips complied with the Green Flag – Voluntary Vessel Speed Reduction Programme. 

Because the ships emit less when they travel more slowly, the program has been highly successful in reducing smog-forming emissions and diesel particulates from ships as well as help improve air quality in the greater Long Beach area.

Columbia is honoured to receive this Award since an important part of our shipping culture is protecting the environment and being respectful with the natural resources, not only at sea but also ashore.