Evergreen joins cooperative Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative
TAIWAN's Evergreen Marine Corporation has become a signatory to the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI) to share its aged vessels' green recycling policy, the company announced
TAIWAN's Evergreen Marine Corporation has become a signatory to the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI) to share its aged vessels' green recycling policy, the company announced.
The move is part of Evergreen's avowed commitment to plan a completely sustainable life cycle for its vessels from design, construction, operation and ultimately to decommissioning.
The Sustainable Shipping Initiative is an online platform via which members report information on their ship recycling policies and activities against a set of predefined disclosure criteria, said the Evergreen press release.
'We have had a long-standing commitment to 'Clean Oceans'. Embodied in this goal is a mission to ensure responsible and sustainable operations wherever they touch the environment, whether at sea or on land, and to care for the people we employ and the communities we serve,' said Evergreen.
When planning its current fleet renewal strategy therefore, Evergreen not only requires strict recycling standards for those vessels being disposed of, but also incorporates state-of-the-art design into its newbuildings so as to minimise the impact of container shipping operations both on marine life, on port communities and on humanity worldwide.
In this regard Evergreen invests in measures that go beyond environmental regulations, for instance, the new 12,000-TEU class F-type vessels, of which the first in the series is already in service network since March of this year, are equipped with a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) reactor system.
Such technology ensures that the vessels meet MARPOL nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission Tier III standards, which is above the current Tier II requirements. In addition, Evergreen voluntarily ensure that all newbuildings and the ships already in service, no matter on which service trade they will be deployed, will be provided an Inventory of Hazardous Materials Part 1 (IHM Part 1) for Class approval and SoC for certification.
Said SRTI executive director Andrew Stephens: 'Evergreen Marine joins a growing SRTI family that includes like-minded shipowners who are holding themselves to account before key stakeholders.'
Evergreen founder and chairman YF Chang said Evergreen recognises its ecological obligations and will continue to maintain the best possible care in sustaining an 'ever green' global environment.