June 2023

San Francisco Industry Report: June 2023

During June 2023, we saw 195 large vessels transit 16,478 nautical miles in the voluntary vessel speed reduction zone in the San Francisco Bay. The Whale Presence Indicator was “High” or “Very High” for 28 days during that time.


Top 10 Operators

The 10 operators with the most nautical miles transited during June 2023. Grade indicates the percentage of total transit distance that was at or below the 10 knot voluntary speed recommendation put in place to protect endangered whales.

Operator Distance (nm) Grade
Ocean Network Express Pte Ltd 1,246 nm A (87.3%)
Evergreen Marine Corp 926 nm B (63.7%)
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co 860 nm A (89.6%)
CSL Americas 634 nm A (86.3%)
Hyundai Glovis Co Ltd 600 nm D (29.7%)
Matson Navigation Co Inc 581 nm B (68.6%)
APL LLC 536 nm A (88.3%)
Yang Ming Marine Transport 533 nm A (80.4%)
Maersk A/S 501 nm A (86.9%)
CMA CGM SA The French Line 482 nm A (89.1%)

Voluntary Vessel Speed Reduction Zone

The Voluntary Speed Restriction is currently:


For more information, see NOAA’s Vessel Speed Reduction Guidelines.

What is Whale Safe?

For more information, visit the Whale Safe website.