facebook_pixel
Ocean Carriers

WWL Limits Sulphur Emissions at Berth Globally

WWL Limits Sulphur Emissions at Berth Globally
Danny Gill

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) launched a new company policy which prescribes that all vessels are to operate with fuel of <0.1% sulphur or equivalent at berth, in all ports across the globe.

Reducing sulphur emissions has been at the center of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics environmental approach ever since the company’s foundation. For the past 11 years, WWL has operated with a voluntary policy limiting the average sulphur content in fuel to 1.5%, avoiding the release of ca 220.000 tonnes of sulphur to the atmosphere compared to the industry average of 2.7% – 3.5%. To put the figure in perspective, that is very close to the total amount of sulphur emitted in France in 2012.

Recent research has shown how this pollutant clearly impacts human health, causing respiratory and cardiac deceases. The 0.1% sulphur legislation in ECA zones covering North America and the EU are a response to this. However, most ports around the world are not covered by such strict sulphur legislation. In WWL’s case, 49 of the company’s 79 main trading ports lie outside the designated ECAs, and looking at ports called occasionally the number is 23 of 24.

With knowledge comes responsibility. As a consequence, WWL has chosen to introduce a new sulphur policy that takes into account human health as well as the environment, limiting sulphur content at berth to <0.1% across all ports globally. Technically, this is achieved by shifting to Marine Gas Oil or through scrubbers.

Anna Larsson, WWL’s Global Head of Sustainability explains: “Human life is worth the same everywhere. If WWL can follow a <0.1% sulphur limit at berth in one part of the world, we can adhere to the same in all ports. This way, we can significantly reduce WWL’s impact on human health and environment where it matters the most.”

Ocean Carriers
Danny Gill

Danny is currently a Contributing Writer for Airfreight Logistics and Logistics Manager (LM) and is quite the foodie. He’s always on the hunt for new and exciting dishes to sample, and is never one to back down from a spicy challenge. His travels have taken him around the world, and he’s been able to experience many different cultures (and food).

More in Ocean Carriers

OOCL Japan

OOCL Japan Named as Sister Enters Guiness World Records

Logistics ManagerSeptember 19, 2017

HMM Signs MoU for Vietnam Port Development

Danny GillSeptember 1, 2017
hyundai HMM

HMM’s Cargo Processing at Busan Port Hits New Record

Danny GillAugust 28, 2017
ZIM

ZIM Announces New President and CEO

Danny GillAugust 16, 2017

South Korean Lines to Sign Consortium MOU

Danny GillAugust 8, 2017
‘K’ Line Sells SAL Heavy Lift to Combi Lift Owner

‘K’ Line Sells SAL Heavy Lift to Combi Lift Owner

Danny GillJuly 27, 2017

CMA-CGM Thailand Appoints New General Manager

Danny GillJuly 12, 2017

COSCO Shipping Offers $6.3 billion for Orient Overseas Ltd

Danny GillJuly 10, 2017
OCEAN ALLIANCE announces Day One Network

VIDEO: CMA CGM Unveils its New Ambition

Danny GillJune 28, 2017