1. Does Evergreen Line have an environmental policy?
Evergreen has had a proactive environmental policy since its inception in 1968. This policy has always been ahead of government requirements and it is deigned to stay in line with customer requirements.
2. Does Evergreen Line have an EMS?
Yes. Our EMS is certified by Class ABS. S.E (Safety & Environmental Policy).
3. Please describe your Environmental Management Program, including: your environmental management objectives
Present annual targets as following:
Paper consumption, reduction in pad in comparison with last year,minimum usage of paper.
Garbage disposal, reduction in comparison with last year, minimum garbage production.
Top 6 for the shipboard operations:
Marine accident(collision): Zero (collision) accident, by human error and a full training course for seafarer.
Marine accident(grounding): Zero (grounding) accident, by human error and a full training course for seafarer.
Bilge water discharge: 100% conformity with oily waste disposal, comply with MARPOL 73/78.
Fuel oil consumption: reduction of oil consumption rate in fleet comparison with last year.
Container fallen overboard: Zero container fallen overboard.
Evergreen has in place for new seafarers SQE management system awareness training: all new seafarers are trained to be knowledgeable about contents of the SQE manual onboard every vessel.
4. Does Evergreen Line have a quantity goal for reducing CO2 emissions / fuel oil consumption?
Yes, it mandates reduction of CO2 emissions and fuel oil consumption rate in the fleet compared to the previous year.
5. Do Evergreen Line vessels manage waste handling and disposal onboard ship at ports?
Yes. Evergreen follows the IMO Annex V and implement a garbage management plan.
In addition to Annex V, we have a "no-garbage-overboard" policy and we separate garbage for reuse, recycling and disposal on land.
In addition to Annex V, we minimize waste amounts and their harmfulness.
6. Does Evergreen Line have a specific focus for protecting the environment?
Our specific focuses are:
Reduction of emissions NOx, SOx, CO2
Reduction of waste, sludge / waste oil discharge, wastewater discharge, and garbage bags.
Reuse and recycling of resource paper, toner and other supplies.
Meet the growing criteria demanded by our customers.
7. How does Evergreen reduce SOx emissions?
The sulphur content of any kind of fuel oil shall not exceed 3.5% mm by weight and shall not exceed 0.1% mm in special area (SECA).
From January 1, 2010, under the directive, the maximum allowable sulphur content of fuel oil used by ships in EU ports, other than those in the outermost regions, is 0.10% by mass (m/m). Our company as when executing scheduling complies accordingly with above-mentioned environmental regulation.
To qualify the CARB Regulation Order, the following items of operating items (commenced 1 January 2014), fuel-changeover operations for ship main engines/diesel generator engines/boiler prior to entry into or departure from any of the Regulated California Waters, Evergreen uses Marine Gas Oil at or below 0.1% Sulphur content or Marine Diesel Oil at or below 0.1% Sulphur content.
Evergreen is using marine fuel which contains less than 0.5％ m/m sulphur at berth in Hong Kong port on Jul/1/2015.
On January 1, 2019, emission control areas in the China's territorial waters and the international commercial port area of the Republic of China(Taiwan) were mandated to using fuel oil with sulfur content ≤0.5% m/m.
From January 1, 2020, all fleet vessels use fuel oil with a sulfur content of ≤0.5% m/m, or use equivalent alternative devices such as SOx scrubber.
8. What actions have been adopted by Evergreen to reduce the CO2 emissions?
Evergreen follows these measures to reduce CO2 emissions:
Vessel speed is reduced.
Monitoring is done on shore to evaluate fuel consumption and operating conditions to ensure maintaining of propulsion of main engines.
We provide real-time weather information for vessels and select the optimum route for reducing the negative effects of speed in heavy weather.
We endeavor to measure productivity and efficiency of cargo operations and minimize the port duration.
We work to maximize the total cargo loading for vessels.
Alternative silicon paints are used for the hull.