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MSC awarded for slowing speed to protect whales

On 30 September, MSC was presented with the highest recognition for participating in a vessel speed-reduction programme in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Santa Barbara Channel region.

The “Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies” voluntary programme is an initiative to improve air quality, reduce risk of fatal whale strikes, and protect whales within National Marine Sanctuaries, where endangered whale species regularly feed. It ran from May 15, 2019 through November 15, 2019.

“As a responsible family company that was born out of a love of the sea, MSC has a longstanding commitment to marine and wildlife conservation. We are actively involved in a number of projects aimed at protecting marine ecosystems and we are especially proud to be recognised with the highest award for participating in this vessel speed reduction incentive program, striving to improve air quality, while protecting blue whales and other marine species,” commented Stanley Kwiaton, General Manager of Port Operations, West Coast at MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company.

MSC is committed to promote a sustainable use of the sea and marine resources, while extensively investing in the latest generation green technologies to minimise the environmental impact of business activities on land, oceans and populations. Find out more by consulting our Sustainability Report.