Call to Action

Ultranav joins the Call to Action for
Shipping Decarbonisation launched by
Global Maritime Forum

Decarbonisation

The time to
act is now!

Sustainability

We believe in
a greener future

Climate change

The worldwide focus on climate issues is intensifying as a rapid pace. According to IMO, shipping accounts for 80% of the world trade, and therefore the shipping industry has an important role to play on the road to a sustainable future. Via IMO we are committed to reducing our emissions with 40% per cargo tons-mile by 2030 compared to 2008 levels.

Conscious care of the environment start by managing the operational impacts. We strive towards having the smallest effect possible on the environment. Globally, the focus on emissions reductions is increasing day-by-day and we have to continue to innovate, collect and analyse data, invest in equipment and systems as well as raise general awareness both onshore and at sea.

Business operations are run in strict compliance with recognised environmental management standards as a minimum. This includes strictest compliance with relevant regulations such as MARPOL – including the Ballast Water Treatment BWMS code, EU-MRV and IMO-DCS data collection requirements, certification to ISO 14001 and the IMO Sulphur Cap. Furthermore, procedures to prevent oil spills, managing ballast water and waste disposal are in place, and we adhere to the Hong Kong Convention for the safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships. 

Decarbonisation strategy

The Ultranav group have outlined a decarbonisation strategy built on 8 pillars. The goal is to play an active role in exceeding IMO’s mandatory targets of reducing CO2 intensity by at least 40% until 2030 and total GHG emissions by 50% until 2050.

Within each of these 8 pillars, Ultranav has identified a list of projects and initiatives, existing as well as new ones, to be further pursued in the effort to support the sustainability agenda. Taking on the climate challenge is not all about regulations and restrictions. It also offers a variety of opportunities for us as a group as well as for the shipping industry and society at large.

The 8 pillars are:

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Energy efficiency

02

Partnerships

03

New technology

04

Shared responsibility with our customers

05

Education and awareness

06

Transparent and accurate reporting

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Regulations

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Carbon credits

Sustainability reports

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Ultranav annual report - Sustainability 2020

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Ultranav Denmark ApS CSR report 2020

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Ultranav Denmark ApS CSR report 2019

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Ultranav Denmark ApS CSR report 2018

Safety first

As one of the Ultranav corporate values, safety takes a significant part of daily operations. All our crews around the world are part of the UltraSafe programme, designed specifically to anchor safety within our culture. The goal has been to design a global programme with shared safety processes, behaviours, tools and methods, but also allowing each company to carry out the necessary local adjustments. The aim is to create a safety culture everyone trusts; resilient and strong. The key is to trust in each other’s commitment and accountability, while contributing with passion and integrity.

UltraSafe Programme

This programme has been implemented over the past years in all Ultranav’s business units with special focus on all shipmanagement activities and it has implicated changes in our procedures, measurements and goals both at sea and ashore. With the implementation of Safety Delta, we made listening to our crews the starting point of our drive towards safer operations.

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Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. They are an urgent call for action by all countries in a global partnership.

Getting to Zero Coalition

The Getting to Zero Coalition is committed to supporting the development of Zero Emission Vessels by 2030, whilst also pursuing a full decarbonisation of the industry by 2050.

Danish Shipping

Danish Shipping is a trade and employer organisation playing an active role in relation to the authorities and decision-makers nationally and internationally.

Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) is a global business network working towards the vision of a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of all..

Management

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Ultranav Group

Ultrabulk is part of the large and diversified shipping group Ultranav, which was founded in Chile in 1960 by Captain Albert von Appen. Ultranav now has offices in 15 countries.

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How we work

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