ESL Shipping works systematically in order to protect the environment and to improve the energy-efficiency of its fleet. Vessels’ cruise speed and, therefore, fuel economy has been optimized according to prevailing situations without decreasing customer service level.
ESL Shipping has an ISO 14001 environmental management system certification, which creates a common base for continuous improvement of environmental issues in all our activities. The system has been externally audited by Bureau Veritas. All vessels are operated and maintained according to international MARPOL-convention that governs emissions on a global scale.
All ESL Shipping’s vessels operate with low-sulphur marine diesel oil when operating in the sulphur emission control area (SECA). This area represents the major operating area for company’s vessels and within the area, the sulphur content of the marine diesel oil has to be less than 0.1 percent.
Sea organisms attached to a ship’s hull increase the resistance and lead to increased engine power need. In order to ensure the smoothest possible sailing, the bottoms of the vessels are brushed and cleaned at regular intervals instead of using harmful hull paintings.
In 2017 ESL Shipping will start implementing the EU regulation of monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of CO2-emissions of the vessels.