Seaspan Awarded New Triple-E Rating

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Containership owner Seaspan has received DNV’s new Triple-E rating. Triple-E is a voluntary self-improvement tool designed to help ship operators improve their organizational performance, identify ways to minimize their environmental impact and optimize their fuel consumption, thereby reducing costs. Seaspan’s vessel MOL EMERALD is the first ship to receive the rating, which was handed over at a ceremony in Vancouver, Canada by DNV President Tor E. Svensen.

The Triple-E rating is based on the capture of environmental and operational data from ships. It is a voluntary service which delivers a rating from 4 to 1 (1 is best) based on an independent assessment of a ship’s environmental performance. The rating is given per vessel, however the Triple-E requirements are two-fold and consist of company-specific requirements as well as vessel-specific requirements. Among other things it looks at a vessel’s discharge of harmful substances to sea as well as the shipping company’s environmental management system. The common denominator of the requirements covered in the rating is that most of them can easily be influenced by the owner of the ship; either by themselves or with the assistance of third parties such as DNV. Thus in effect the Triple-E encourages a process of continuous improvement, says Tor E. Svensen.

Seaspan was very excited to be the first containership owner globally to receive a Triple-E rating. "Over the past two years, Seaspan has focused on developing and operating more energy efficient and environmentally sound vessels, and we see the Triple E rating as an excellent path towards continuous improvement and market leadership," says Peter Curtis, Vice President, Seaspan Ship Management. "As the Triple E rating scheme is a standardized rating method delivered by an independent third party, it serves as a demonstrable method for us to prove to our charterers, investors and the public that we are investing in our policies, operations and vessels in order to support greater corporate sustainability, protect the environment and manage fuel consumption."

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter April 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Port of Vancouver CEO Coleman to Step Down

Todd Coleman, CEO of Port of Vancouver USA, step down from his position May 19, after 15 years with the port.   Coleman, a Professional Engineer, began his career with the port in 2001,

Jensen Debuts New Tractor Tug Design

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Seattle-based naval architecture and engineering firm, Jensen Maritime, reports it has designed a new tractor tug for Vessel Chartering

Elandra Yachts Expands, Launches Finishing Department

Elandra Yachts has added another layer of craftsmanship to its boat-building operation with the launch of a new in-house paint department at the Gold Coast plant,

Environmental

Kalmar Straddle Carriers for EUROGATE CT, Hamburg

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is to deliver nine diesel-electric straddle carriers to EUROGATE, Europe's leading shipping line-independent container terminal operator,

ABB Transformers for the Most Powerful Wind Turbines

ABB will deploy 40 special transformers to equip wind turbines for an offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea. The MHI Vestas Offshore Wind turbines are 195 m (640

UNSC Highlights IMO's capacity-building work in Gulf of Guinea

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has welcomed the Presidential Statement from the United Nations Security Council (S/PRST/2016/4) in which the Council strongly condemns acts of murder,

Container Ships

Port of Oakland Boosts Night, Weekend Work

Subsidy extended, largest marine terminal adds functions to night gates   A $1.5 million subsidy program to stimulate night and weekend business at the Port of Oakland has been extended.

FMC Chairman Applauds USCG Statement on Container Weights

Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Chairman Mario Cordero commended the Coast Guard for issuing a bulletin last week regarding container weights that he hopes allows

Diana Containerships, MSC Enter Time Charter Deal

Diana Containerships Inc. announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it entered into a time charter contract with MSC-Mediterranean Shipping Co.

 
 
Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0862 sec (12 req/sec)