COSCO SHIPPING Lines Awarded the “Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies” Program Sapphire Prize by U.S. Environmental Organizations

By Michelle Li,


On March 10,  COSCO SHIPPING Lines was awarded the top prize” Sapphire prize” by NOAA as part of the 2022 “Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies” Program for its active commitment to the protection of the marine environment and marine life. The company also donated the bonus to support the successful implementation of environmental programs in 2023.

The Program aims to cut air pollution and protect endangered whales by requesting vessels to reduce speeds to 10 knots or less in the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California region. COSCO SHIPPING Lines achieved 89% of distance traveled at 10 knots or less within the Vessel Speed Reduction region from May 1 to December 15, 2022.

COSCO SHIPPING Lines, a pioneer in the global liner industry committed to ecological conservation, is dedicated to protecting marine ecology and the environment. It has adopted low carbon and high efficiency as part of its comprehensive management policy.