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Hudson's Green Initiative Ahead of the Curve
Nassau, Oct 2012
Going “GREEN” has been an objective of Hudson throughout this decade from low sulfur to slow steaming to reduce fuel waste etc., Hudson has used many simple but effective ways to achieve these noble goals.
“This movement towards a ‘greener’ shipping community is something we’ve been working towards here at Hudson Shipping since the early 2000’s,” stated one Hudson executive. “In fact, we’ve surveyed our existing fleet and have been able to reach a 95% compliance with the recently announced Rightship’s Efficiency Index grading scale of E-rated vessels or higher.”
In the above reference the shipping community was greeted by a press release from noted ship vetting service, Rightship in which they were pleased to announce the decision by three of its major customers: Cargill, Huntsman Corp, and UNIPEC UK, to only charter more efficient vessels operating in the shipping market. The announcement comes on the heels of Rightship’s new Existing Vessel Design Index (EVDI) and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions rating features which were recently implemented. Rightship rates the vessels on an A – G scale, with G rated vessels being the worst offenders, and as stated, only a few of Hudson ships remain that fall into the F rating. It should be noted that the charter of those vessels that are rated “F” were done with special permission and under special circumstances and future compliance with the self-imposed guide will be followed and improved upon. Hudson will continue to build their green initiative, bringing more systems and procedures online in an effort to reduce emissions in their fleet, reduce bunker consumption, maintain social and ecological responsibility and attempt to do their part to make the world a better place for everyone.
For more information on Rightship’s Environmental ratings, please visit their website here.