We seek to minimise our impact on the environment through adoption of energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly ship designs, technologies and practices at sea and ashore. The information below is a summary of significant initiatives that reduce our environmental impact.
- Upgraded self-tuning autopilot systems reduce rudder movements and improve course-keeping by automatically adapting to load characteristics and weather conditions.
- Our home-grown Right Speed Programme determines optimal operating speeds based on prevailing freight rates and fuel prices.
- Optimal scheduling of our fleet coupled with fuel-efficient voyage planning minimises ballast passages resulting in fuel savings.
- Fitting propeller boss cap fins improves propulsion hydrodynamics and reduces shaft torque, which improves fuel efficiency and reduces emissions.
- Application of anti-fouling paints over a larger hull area reduces drag and improves fuel efficiency even when fully laden.
- Computer-aided calculation and monitoring of hull performance over time allows us to optimise hull condition management.
- By continually renewing our fleet, we introduce ships with fuel-efficient hull designs and machinery which reduces fuel consumption.
- Our ISM-compliant safety management system prescribes system controls, procedural safeguards and training to prevent and respond to oil spillage.
- Oily water separators minimise the risk of inadvertently pumping out contaminated bilge water.
- IMO-compliant ballast water management plans set out strict practices to minimise the spread of aquatic species.
- We use biocide-based paints and monitor advances in more eco-friendly paints.
Garbage compactors on our ships facilitate easy storage of operational garbage (excluding food waste and cargo residues) until it can be disposed of responsibly on shore.
- Fuel combustion catalysts facilitate more complete and cleaner combustion. This leads to fuel savings and reduces the frequency of engine overhaul maintenance.
- Computer-aided optimisation of cylinder lubrication and machinery overhaul intervals leads to reduced fuel and lubricating oil consumption.
- Reduce consumption of electricity, water and materials.
- Recycle office waste.
- Messages, guidelines and communications are regularly posted and published.
Our Pacific Basin Management System ashore and at sea conforms to the mandatory International Safety Management (ISM) Code. It is also certified by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) to voluntary standards, including:
- ISO 9001:2008 for our quality management system
- ISO 14001:2004 for our environmental management system
- OHSAS 18001:2007 for our occupational health & safety management system