GT USA Wilmington, the US-based operator of the Port of Wilmington in Delaware, has welcomed the M/V DOLE MAYA on its first call at the Wilmington Marine Terminal.
Built in 2021, the “M/V DOLE MAYA” will be carrying Dole’s fresh exports to the valued customers and consumers of the South and Central United States. The vessel name represents Dole’s respect and admiration for the ethos of the cultures of these regions.
Ajot.com quoted Nelson Montoya, president of Dole Fresh Fruit North America as saying: “Today marks one more way we are providing fruit with a reduced carbon footprint as part of The Dole Way promise. DOLE MAYA is not only very economical in fuel and energy consumption, but also meets the strict present-day emission mandates that demand a substantial reduction in CO2, SO2 (SOx) and NO (NOx) gases.”
This introduction of environmentally conscious technology in ocean shipping assets is complemented by Dole’s programmed replacement of the existing container fleet with acquisitions of new modern equipment that are extremely energy efficient, reducing power consumption from 6KW to as low as 2KW per FEU depending on carriage mode.
Photo source: Port of Wilmington