Ships are the most ecological mode to move large quantities of cargo. Relative to the size of cargo and the distance a large cargo ship travels, the carbon dioxide emissions of a ship is less than 20% of the emissions of tractor-trailers, and less than 1% of the emissions of jet aircraft.

ESL Shipping works systematically in order 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.

As a proof of its commitment to more sustainable shipping, ESL Shipping has ordered two new vessels that will be the world’s first Handysize dry cargo vessels powered by liquefied natural gas. By investing in new vessels, ESL Shipping is able to respond to tightening environmental standards in advance and further strengthen the company’s competitive edge.

ESL Shipping has an ISO 14001 Environmental management system certification. The system has been audited by Bureau Veritas classification society. Over the years a lot work has been done around environmental issues. This certification creates a common base for continuous improvement of environmental issues in all our activities.