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2021 VSR Season

May 15th - November 15th 2021

Despite ongoing supply chain disruptions, the 2021 season marked a cooperation rate of 64% which was the highest cooperation rate in the history of the program. Over 2/3 of our participants' transits within the VSR zones were at the requested 10 knots or less.

Season Highlights

  • 18 global shipping companies & 559 ships participated

  • Total VSR distance: 179,530 nautical miles

  • Emissions reductions: 650 tons of smog-forming NOx​ and 22,201 metric tons of regional GHGs

  • Ocean noise reduction: 5 db/transit

  • 50% reduction in ship strikes on whales

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Thank you to the following companies who generously declined their 2021 financial incentive payments in order to help sustain the program in the future.

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