FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE
WE GO FURTHER
Every day, GULFNAV embraces the challenge of transporting petrochemicals and complex freight all around the world – while steadfastly preserving the environments in which we operate.
It means meeting stringent regulations and rigorously capturing data to ensure our performance is transparent. But it’s also about going further – seeing what’s ahead and going beyond the expected to protect our clients, people and the planet.
STRIVING FOR TOTAL SUSTAINABILITY
GULFNAV’s approach to sustainability and the environment reflects a deep commitment to analyse every area of our operations. We look at practices, procedures and policies – continuously improving the way we take decisions and our interactions with customers and stakeholders.
GULFNAV is fully committed to adhere to the requirements of the international management code for pollution prevention and environmental control, including compliance with all the applicable international laws and requirements.
- ISO 9001:2015 certified, accredited by Bureau Veritas
- Meeting MARPOL and ISO 14001 requirements
- Following International Safety Management (ISM) Code for safe ship operation and pollution prevention
A LEANER, CLEANER FLEET
In recent years we’ve embarked on an extensive retrofitting programme, investing heavily in the latest marine technologies such as energy-efficient propellers and bows to reduce fuel consumption. GULFNAV is also collaborating with engine builders like Hyundai and MAN ES to fit compliant Engine Power Limiting Devices, with more advanced technologies in the pipeline to meet future IMO requirements.
Other improvements include advanced ballast water treatment systems across all vessels, Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (ECGS) and an evolving fuel strategy such as the use of Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (LSFO).
GULFNAV vessels routinely maintain the following certificates in compliance with MARPOL:
- International Anti-Fouling Certificate
- International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate
- International Ballast Water Management Certificate
- International Sewage Pollution Prevention Certificate
- International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate
- Sanitation Control Certificate
- Garbage Pollution Prevention Certificate
- Certificate of Compliance for Inventory of Hazardous Materials
- Confirmation of Compliance for DCS
Emissions vary from vessel to vessel, voyage to voyage, and across our shore-based offices and marine facilities. So we’ve developed a world-class Environment Management System (EMS) that uses advanced data acquisition1 to carefully monitor and reduce our CO2 emissions across all operations.
To track the performance of individual ships over time, we use the Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator (EEOI) tool, as set out in the IMO Guideline MEPC.1/circ.684. Recent results show that we are significantly reducing our CO2 emissions per metric tonne of cargo moved on a per mile basis.
ALWAYS LOOKING AHEAD
To reduce our present and future impact on the environment, GULFNAV analyses the entire lifetime of each vessel. We monitor and maintain our Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) in line with IMO Hong Kong Convention 2009 on Recycling of Ships and EU SRR 2013. These not only limit the use of hazardous material during the build and operational life of the ship, but also ensure environmentally safe recycling in the future.