Nakilat, one of the largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping operators in the world, has partnered with ABS to develop an industry-leading decarbonisation strategy.
Over the past months, Nakilat’s project team has worked closely with ABS sustainability specialists to map out decarbonisation pathways for the company’s fleet of 69 LNG carriers and four very large LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) carriers. These efforts come as part of the Nakilat’s drive to become a global maritime sustainability leader.
"We recognise the important role we play in reducing our carbon footprint and are committed to carry out our operations in a sustainable manner. In addition to this partnership with ABS, we are also leading a working group with our joint venture partners to ensure our global fleet operations meet with the International Maritime Organisation's decarbonisation targets," Nakilat chief executive Abdulla al-Sulaiti said.
The sustainability notions were introduced with the ABS Guide for Sustainability Notations to help marine and offshore operators meet the environment, social and governance (ESG) requirements outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals.
The guide focuses on sustainability aspects of vessel design, outfitting and layout that can be controlled, measured and assessed. These include pollution and waste, coastal and marine ecosystems, energy efficiency and performance monitoring; low carbon fuels, human centred design and asset recycling.
"ABS is proud to work with forward looking operators that are only committed to finding a sustainable footing for the industry but to demonstrating how we can make significant strides towards realising that dream a day," said Georgios Plevrakis, ABS Director, Global Sustainability.
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