Shipping is considered the most energy-efficient mode of cargo transport and is well regulated through The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) and equivalent local regulations.
Despite this, local and international shipping activities still have a significant impact on the environment and the necessity for best practices is extremely important. Between policy years 2020 to 2021, there were 150 pollution incidents equating to a cost of over US$ 5million.
The Club has a range of guidance available to assist Members on the journey to minimise their impact on the environment, helping them to contribute to a sustainable shipping industry. There is also useful guidance available from a number of industry organisations, which the Club shares below for ease of reference.
The guidance covers the prevention and control of the following aspects of Marine pollution: