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2022 VSR Season

May 1st - December 15th 2022

Despite ongoing supply chain disruptions, the 2022 season marked the highest cooperation rate in the program's nine-year history. Collectively, participating fleets travelled approximately 270,000 nautical miles at 10 knots or less within the VSR zones and achieved an overall cooperation rate of 78%, up from 64% in the 2021 season.

Season Highlights

  • 23 global shipping companies participated

  • Total VSR distance: 266,148 nautical miles

  • Air pollution (NOx) reduced by:
    921 tons


  • Regional greenhouse gas emissions reduced by: 32,604 metric tons

  • Ocean noise reduced by: 4.6 db/transit on average

  • Risk of ship strikes to whales reduced by: 44% 

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Thank you to the following companies who generously declined their 2022 financial incentive payments in order to help sustain the program in the future.

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