The Grand Princess departs the Vancouver Fraser Port.
Credit: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority; John Sinal Photography

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority cited two cruises lines for their voluntary efforts to conserve energy and reduce emissions at the Port of Vancouver.

Princess Cruises and Disney Cruise Line received Blue Circle Awards for their participation in the port authority’s EcoAction Program and Energy Action Initiative. It was the 10th award for Princess, which has been honored every year since the inaugural awards in 2009. Disney has received an award for every year it has homeported in Vancouver.

“We are committed to reducing the impact of port operations on the environment and on our neighboring communities, and are proud of the environmental leadership demonstrated by our terminal, shipping and industry partners,” said Robin Silvester, president and CEO of the port authority.

The port authority’s EcoAction Program has recognized a variety of fuel, technology and environmental management options that make ship operators eligible to receive discounted harbor rates. The Energy Action Initiative is a joint program with BC Hydro that helps terminal operators and other port tenants enhance their energy-conservation practices and save costs. The goal of this program is to protect the energy security of our growing port by reducing energy waste.

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