Voluntary Vessel Speed Reduction Zone In Effect NOAA recommends that vessels > 300 gross registered tons transiting the zone do so at speeds of 10 knots or less

November 2022

San Francisco Industry Report: November 2022

During November 2022, we saw 157 large vessels transit 12,528 nautical miles in the voluntary vessel speed reduction zone in the San Francisco Bay. The Whale Presence Indicator was “High” or “Very High” for 30 days during that time.


Top 10 Operators

The 10 operators with the most nautical miles transited during November 2022. 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. The distance reflects how many nautical miles were traveled in November and the grade reflects the overall grade for the current VSR season.

Operator Distance (nm) Grade
Matson Navigation Co Inc 803 nm F (19.7%)
Ocean Network Express Pte Ltd 720 nm B (77.5%)
CSL Americas 662 nm B (75.5%)
Chevron Shipping Co LLC 561 nm B (63.8%)
CMA CGM SA The French Line 547 nm A (82.6%)
Evergreen Marine Corp 419 nm B (77.1%)
Princess Cruise Lines Ltd 410 nm C (54.4%)
Pasha Hawaii Holdings LLC 405 nm F (15.4%)
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd 403 nm B (76.3%)
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co 382 nm A (86.1%)

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.