Shipping Companies Boost Cooperation With California Slowdown Program

Shipping companies showed an increased commitment to protecting whales off the coast of California last year, according to NOAA’s Blue Whales and Blue Skies program – even during a booming container freight market, when operators had strong incentives to speed up.

The initiative asks participating vessel operators to transit at 10 knots or less near the state’s busiest seaports from mid-May to mid-December, when whale activity and air pollution concerns are at their seasonal peaks.

View entirety: The Maritime Executive