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APL's carbon dioxide emissions data was verified by Lloyd's Register Group according to the Clean Cargo Working Group verification protocol and the ISO14064-3:2006 standard.
The line said that it had achieved the emissions reductions through technical improvements, a more fuel-efficient fleet, voyage optimization, operational efficiencies and a dedicated maintenance program.
APL had announced the intention to reduce its CO2 emissions by 30 percent below the 2009 level by 2015, but the firm exceeded that goal two years early thanks to new efficient ships entering its fleet and reduced operating speeds.
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