Truly sustainable shipping
– according to us
Sustainable shipping is the core of our business. We have worked to reduce the ecological footprint from the ships that we manage and design, since the beginning of 1990. That was before sustainability was on everybody’s lips. We strives for zero emissions and has a road map to achieve this: ZERO (Zero Emission RoRo).
We have received awards for our sustainability work, but our mission towards truly sustainable shipping never ends. Therefore, we keep improving all areas within our business. Here are a few examples:
- Performance monitoring system
Monitoring performance have enabled us to decrease fuel consumption with 40 000 tonnes over four years. We have advanced IT services for engine performance follow up and optimizing of trim, draft and voyage planning.
- Groundbreaking ship designs
We have designed and built multi-fuel vessels and high efficiency RoRo. We are now designing ships that will be powered by wind, which will lower air emissions by 80-90 percent. Follow the process of designing wPCC (wind-Powered Car-Carrier) in our blog.
- Up-stream ballast water treatment
Invasive organisms can travel between the world’s oceans in ships ballast water. We have long experience in operating and maintaining systems that treats ballast water. Pure Ballast remove organisms with UV light instead of using dangerous substances.
- Optimized anti-fouling solutions
Another contribution to prevent organisms to travel between the oceans, is optimized anti-fouling solutions. Fouling (growth on the hull) can also lead to poor energy performance, and therefore higher emissions.
- ISO certified by Lloyd’s Register for ISO9001 and ISO14001.
- Recycling of vessels
We have institutionalized processes which ensures that 98 % of the materials is recycled. This enable us to further limit the environmental footprint over the vessels’ lifetime.