Wagenborg is committed to achieve a better climate and environment

Strategic priorities and targets to achieve a better climate and environment

Wagenborg takes an active part in the shipping and transport de-carbonizing energy transition. Together with our stakeholders - authorities, clients, investors, public, employees and suppliers - we accept sustainability challenges to reduce our environmental footprint and take action on energy efficiency, CO2 reduction and ocean health.

Target to reduce CO2 emissions with 20% by 2024 and 40% by 2030

Goal to reduce CO2 emissions with 70% by 2050

20 USCG and IMO approved ballast water treatment systems
installations per year

Equip 100% of the fleet with USCG and IMO approved ballast water treatment systems by 2024.

A roadmap towards 2050 to comply with CO2 reduction targets and goals

In line with the IMO ambitions, we have set a target to reduce our CO2 emission by 40 % per  ton/mile in 2030 compared to 2008. In addition we set a goal to reduce CO2 emissions by 70 % in 2050  compared to 2008. We follow our 5-track roadmap towards 2050 to comply with CO2 reduction targets and goals.

  • Fuel efficiency: We have installed live data software on board to improve fuel efficiency.

  • Transition fuels: we use drop-in transition fuels where possible: B7 bio diesel for our ferries and GTL on our offshore fleet.

  • Research into new fuels: we are researching alternative fuels that will help us reach the decarbonisation goals.

  • Convert existing fleet: our fourth step is to convert existing vessels to use alternative green fuels.

  • Replace fleet: we will continue to build and implement vessels that are able to use renewable fuels.

Ocean health

The quality of live under water is affected by possible pollution and waste from seagoing vessels. At  Wagenborg we consider ocean  health of great importance. As early adopters Wagenborg installed ballast water treatment systems far before the 2024 mandatory regulations to minimize the impact in and below water. We target to:

  • install 20 ballast water treatment systems per year

  • Equip all owned and managed MPP vessels with a ballast water treatment unit by 2024.

Stay up to date

#1: Decarbonization rules explained

Both IMO and the EU establish regulations in line with the Paris agreement temperature goals. In this bulletin the impact of the EEXI, CII and Fit for 55 regulations are explained for shipowners and cargo owners. 

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Latest sustainability actions and results

13 July 2022 Royal Wagenborg launches Supplier Code of Conduct

Our suppliers play an integral part in our mission to make our business more sustainable every day. At Royal Wagenborg we believe that it is a joint responsibility together with our suppliers to develop and offer services in a responsible and sustainable manner. We expect all of our suppliers to support us on this sustainability journey.

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29 June 2022 Medemborg ready for another 10 years after refit

After a few weeks of maintenance, the MV Medemborg has been taken into service again after her fifth class renewal. After this refit in Liepaja, the 9.000 DWT M-type vessel was put back into operations for many more years of reliable service.

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15 June 2022 Royal Wagenborg published 2021 Sustainability Report

Royal Wagenborg has published its 2021 Sustainability Report, a detailed report on how it integrates sustainability into its business and own operations. In 2021 Royal Wagenborg made significant progress in improving her approach to Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) issues and in evolving our business to respond to the changes required in the ongoing energy transition.

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