How we view zero-emissions
We look at zero-emissions through an operational and practical lens, and not so much from a theoretical viewpoint. Ultimately, we are building a zero-emissions fleet so this is a very practical affair for us.
To set our sustainable boundaries, we have subscribed to the Global Maritime Forum list of zero carbon energy sources (see here) and align our energy sourcing with the Hydrogen and synthetic non-carbon fuels category, which means zero ghg emissions.
To enable the transition to a decarbonised shipping sector, the phrase “zero carbon energy sources” should be understood to cover energy sources and fuels that collectively have the potential to be scalable for supply of all of shipping’s energy demand in 2050.
Zero means zero!
With regards to the sailing and fuelling of our ships, zero-emissions means zero ghg emissions. All our vessels will be equipped with zero-emissions propulsion systems.
With shore-based emissions, we are transparent in the impact data of the propulsion systems and technology we have onboard our vessels. To ensure the lowest possible emission output, the emissions footprint and environmental impact related to the manufacturing of this equipment are requested from our partners at the RFQ stage. We want to know the emissions footprint of all of the technology used onboard our vessels.
We are in touch with some of the best Universities in the Netherlands to find research students who can compare the footprint of hydrogen, battery and other upcoming technologies for newbuild and retrofit vessels to existing ones that operate on fossil fuels.
We will never give up on our constant quest for a greener, more efficient way to ‘future proof shipping’.