We take a considered approach to everything we do
Environment

Our environmental philosophy is centred on our commitment to being a responsible company at the forefront of environmental efforts within the dry bulk shipping industry.

We have embedded across our global footprint at sea and ashore environmental programmes and initiatives that embrace environmental stewardship and, specifically, serve to reduce our atmospheric emissions, marine discharges and resource consumption. Broadly speaking, we achieve this by:

  • Adopting environmentally-friendly technologies and practices across our business
  • Pursuing environmental initiatives at sea and on land that meet or go beyond what is required of us by law and regulations
  • Promoting more modest practices even if they only bring relatively small benefits to the environment, as we believe group-wide and individual contributions make a difference

Our active fleet renewal programme, whereby new ships incorporate increasingly fuel-efficient design and are equipped with the latest innovations and technical enhancements that reduce atmospheric emissions and marine discharges. Operational measures embraced by our employees include training and defined policies and practices such as reducing electricity consumption, water and other materials, and recycling.

Our policies and guidelines are designed to promote environmental awareness, mandate environmentally-friendly activities and promote similar behaviour at work and in the communities where our ships trade and our employees live and work.

The first step to improving the environmental performance of our fleet is to monitor, measure and analyse the outputs of our vessels. From there, we can assess and adopt measures to reduce our environmental impacts, with performance improvements achieved through both technical and operational enhancements.

 

A Ship's Impact on the Environment: A Primer

Propelling a vessel across oceans requires many resources, the outputs of which impact the environment. To minimise these outputs, Pacific Basin has ship and shore-based initiatives focused on reducing atmospheric emissions, marine discharges and resource consumption.

Inputs Outputs
  • Fuel oil
  • Paints
  • Ballast water
  • Food & packaging
  • Cargo packing materials
  • Lubricants
  • Chemicals
Atmospheric Emissions CO2, Greenhouse gases, SOx, NOx, PM, VOCs
Marine Discharge Bilge and ballast water, sewage and gray water, garbage/food waste, toxic leaching from paint, cargo residue and accidental discharges
Shore Discharge Garbage, waste dunnage, cargo residue, sludge, hazardous waste, expended parts
Other Noise, odor, visual impact