San Francisco, CA (July 2, 2009) Baydelta Maritime ( paid tribute to Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), at a reception at Pier 15 last night, for its environmental leadership in the

maritime industry.  OOCL, a leading container transport and logistics service provider headquartered in Hong Kong, began adopting environmental mitigation measures over 17 years ago.  Today they continue to implement practices that reduce air emissions from vessels while setting high environmental standards for the company’s logistic partners.  

“We are grateful to receive this acknowledgement of our environmental efforts from Baydelta Maritime.” said Mr. Peter Leng, President of OOCL (USA) Inc. “OOCL’s policy is that we believe every business in every industry must proactively work to reduce harmful emissions, and business leaders should encourage sustainable economic development through innovative and voluntary measures. Baydelta has demonstrated this innovation through its emissions reduction efforts with its new tugboats, and we congratulate the company on these efforts.”

"We commend OOCL on its forward-thinking attitude towards environmental protection” said Capt. Fred Henning, General Manager, Baydelta Maritime. "They continue to set the bar for the shipping industry in minimizing the risks to the environment.”

Baydelta Maritime, a logistics partner of OOCL, recently welcomed its new tug “Delta Billie” to its fleet at Pier 15.   The “Delta Billie” is equipped with two Caterpillar 3516C main engines that meet the EPA Tier II emissions standards - higher than those set by the California Air Quality Board.  “It’s a significant reduction in emissions” stated Henning, “90% reduction in CO2 emissions and 99% reduction in sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions”.   The “Delta Billie” will be joined by its sister vessel, the “Delta Cathryn” in July 2009.

Baydelta Maritime, located at Pier 15 on the San Francisco waterfront, is a privately owned corporation, that has been serving the San Francisco Bay Area since 1982 offering ship assist, petroleum escort and general towing services throughout the San Francisco Bay area and offshore.  For more information go to

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. Headquartered in Hong Kong.  Linking Asia, Europe, North America, the Mediterranean, the Indian sub-continent, the Middle East and Australia/New Zealand, the company offers transportation services to all major east/west trading economies of the world.  For more information go to

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