Friday, November 22, 2013

Crowley Awarded Environmental Achievement Certificates

Crowley Maritime Corp. was awarded 100 Certificates of Environmental Achievement for 2013 – more than any other company in the running – during the tenth-annual Chamber of Shipping of America awards ceremony, held Nov. 14 in Washington, DC.

The certificates were awarded to Crowley-owned and operated vessels for having worked at least two consecutive years without an environmental incident. Additionally, Crowley was also presented with a membership award in recognition of five years of support to the CSA.

The Environmental Achievement awards are open to all owners and operators of vessels that work on oceans or inland waterways. This year, nearly 1,431 vessels from 76 companies were recognized.

In total, the honored vessels accumulated 10,282 years of safe operations, with a vessel average of just under seven years. Two hundred and eighty of the vessels have logged more than 10 years each of environmental excellence.

Crowley’s vessels achieved a total of 1,066 years of combined service without incident. Of those vessels, 53 have gone without incident for 10 or more straight years.

“This recognition is a testament to the rigorous work of our crews who ensure that our vessels operate safely and in an environmentally responsible manner,” Crowley vice president of ship management, Mike Golonka, said.

A full list of all the vessels that received 2013 environmental certificate awardees can be seen on the CSA’s website at