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2023 VSR Season

May 1st - December 15th 2023

The 2023 season marked the highest enrollment and cooperation rate in the program's history. Collectively, participating fleets travelled approximately 375,000 nautical miles at 10 knots or less within the VSR zones and achieved an overall cooperation rate of 81%, up from 78% in the 2022 season.

Season Highlights

  • 33 global shipping companies participated

  • Overall cooperation rate: 81%

  • Total VSR distance: 375,437 nautical miles

  • Reduced NOx emissions: 
    1,250 tons

  • Reduced regional GHG emissions:
    45,000 metric tons

  • Reduced risk of fatal ship strikes to endangered whales: 58%

  • Reduced underwater noise: 
    5.4 decibels per transit 

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The 2024 VSR season begins May 1st. Enroll your fleets today!

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