G2 Ocean receives the Blue Circle Award for the fifth consecutive year

Jun 20, 2022

G2 Ocean receives the Blue Circle Award for the fifth consecutive year for its efforts to help maintain and protect the natural environment in and around the Port of Vancouver, Canada.

G2 Ocean is delighted to be among the 11 shipping carriers to receive the Port of Vancouver’s Blue Circle Award for its voluntary efforts to conserve energy and reduce emissions at the port.

The award is presented annually to shipping companies that stand out in environmental stewardship and attain the highest level of participation in the port authority’s voluntary environmental programs such as the EcoAction Program, which G2 Ocean has been part of since 2017.

“Congratulations to all Blue Circle Award recipients for demonstrating your commitment to sustainable operations, despite another challenging year for supply chains and the shipping industry,” says Robin Silvester, president and CEO of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

ESG and Decarbonisation Manager at G2 Ocean, Henning Rebnord is pleased to receive the award for the fifth year in a row.

“We are honoured to receive the Blue Circle award once again. G2 Ocean is committed to reducing its emissions both globally and on port levels, and this award shows that we are on the right track.  There is, however, still work to be done, and we have projects in our pipeline to further reduce port stay emissions in the years to come,” Henning says.

Robin Silvester, president and CEO of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Anthony Dameron, Operations Director at G2 Ocean and Judy Rogers, Chair of the Port of Vancouver Board of Directors. To the right: Henning Rebnord, ESG and Decarbonisation Manager at G2 Ocean.

Net-zero by 2050

On 30 March 2022, G2 Ocean announced its ambitions to become a net-zero emissions company by 2050. Working with ports, such as the Port of Vancouver, plays a fundamental role in reaching this target.

“G2 Ocean is proud to have achieved this award for five consecutive years. Our goal is to continue to support the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to protect and improve the environment,” says Anthony Damron, Operations Director.

About the Blue Circle Award

The Blue Circle Awards recognize marine carriers and terminal operators that excel in environmental stewardship and attain the highest participation rates in the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s EcoAction Program.

G2 Ocean has been a member of the EcoAction Program since 2017.

2021 Blue Circle Award Shipping Lines recipients:

  • CMA CGM 
  • Evergreen Line 
  • Fednav Ltd. 
  • G2 Ocean Shipping Canada Limited 
  • Hapag-Lloyd 
  • HMM 
  • MOL Chemical Tankers Pte. Ltd. 
  • ONE – Ocean Network Express 
  • Pacific Basin Shipping (Canada) Ltd. 
  • Westwood Shipping Lines 
  • Yang Ming