Across Wagenborg’s activities, we strive to minimize the negative impact on the environment related to our operations and we comply with regulatory demands to limit air emissions and do not harm ocean health. This is part of our sustainability strategy.
In addition a ballast water treatment system was installed. With the installation of this system, the Egbert Wagenborg meets the international rules and regulations as described in the International Maritime Organization’s Ballast Water Management Convention to improve ocean health. Sounds simple, but it is quite a job to fit and position the system and pipes in the engine room.
It is the biggest dilemma in shipping: how do we ensure that, in this era with a great focus on sustainability, ships actually achieve the intended lifespan of 25-30 years? Given the relatively young age of our fleet (~14 years) and therefore a relatively long remaining lifespan, sustainable innovations and adjustments are essential. The superintendents within Wagenborg monitor the quality of a ship during dockings, such as recently with the m.s. Egbert Wagenborg.