LONDON/JACKSONVILLE, F: Crowley Maritime has become the first US shipowner/operator to join the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI).
Crowley joins NYK Line, Altera Infrastructure, Swire Pacific Offshore Operations, Stolt Tankers, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, The China Navigation Company, Teekay, Evergreen Marine Corporation, Hapag-Lloyd, Norden, CMA CGM and A.P. Møller – Maersk to publicly report its policies, practices and process.
The company will now disclose data against five topics: ship recycling policies and standards; selling owned vessels for further trading; ship recycling contracts; ship recycling documentation; and policy and standard implementation.
“Ship recycling is a material issue for all shipowners – whether they own a vessel at the beginning or end of life, and regardless of geography, size, or type of vessel,” commented SRTI executive director Andrew Stephens.
However, “while the SRTI community continues to grow, we recognise that ship recycling remains an invisible industry to many,” he continued.
“Crowley’s ambition is to be the most sustainable and innovative maritime and logistics solutions provider in the Americas by 2025. Making that vision a reality requires us as ship operators to embrace the sustainability of the total life cycle of a vessel,” added director of Global Sustainability and Corporate Citizenship Nico De Golia.
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