Truly sustainable shipping
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).
Reducing our footprint
We have received awards for our sustainability work, but our journey towards truly sustainable shipping never ends. We keep improving all areas within our business, and here are a few examples of what we do to reduce our footprint:
- Groundbreaking ship designs
The wind helped us discover our planet – now it can help us preserve it. In a partnership with KTH and SSPA, we are designing wind powered vessels in the concept Oceanbird. An Oceanbird vessel will release 90 percent less emissions than the most energy efficient vessel today. Follow the process in our blog.
- Digitalisation reduces fuel consumption
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.
- Stopping the spread of invasive organisms
Invasive organisms can travel between the world’s oceans in ships ballast water and biological growth on the hull. Wallenius adapted UV technology to vessels in close collaboration with Alfa Laval in the development of the ballast water purifier PureBallast. To stop the spread through growth on the hull, which also lead to poor energy performance and higher emissions, we have invested in C-Leanship that uses robots to clean a vessel´s hull during a port call.
- 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.
- ISO certified by Lloyd’s Register for ISO9001 and ISO14001.
Our Sustainable Way
Wallenius Marine is proud to be part of the Soya Group, where the core values of pioneering spirit, long-term perspective, quality, environment and social responsibility shape the entire business. Learn more about our initiatives within sustainability – from wind powered ships to electric tractors and sustainable building techniques – on the website SoyaGroup.com.
Together with our sister companies, we work with sustainability initiatives connected to all of the UN’s 17 Global Goals.