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The US Port of Seattle has welcomed the APL Spain, the 800th vessel to use low-sulfur fuel while in port. Through its ‘At-Berth Clean (ABC) Fuels programme’, shipping and cruise lines are encouraged to use the cleaner fuel while at berth. Since the program began in 2009, nearly 500 tonnes of sulfur dioxide has been removed from the local environment.

Seattle welcomes 800th vessel in ABC Fuels Programme

“The ABC Fuels program shows that we can protect the environment and grow the economy,” said Port Commissioner Rob Holland. “We are getting great results in clean air by partnering with companies like APL.”

ABC Fuels is a product of the 2007 Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy whose goal is to improve air quality for the region. The port provides an incentive of US$2,250 to use low sulfur fuel in vessels’ auxiliary engines for each call. The programme has seen a steady increase in participants since it began. The low-sulfur fuel (