Last week saw Seas At Risk member Stichting De Noordzee (SDN) help launch the European expansion of the Clean Shipping Index, welcoming the first Dutch company to join the environmental performance monitoring tool.

Last week saw Seas At Risk member Stichting De Noordzee (SDN) help launch the European expansion of the Clean Shipping Index, welcoming the first Dutch company to join the environmental performance monitoring tool.

The Clean Shipping Index, which has been in existence for several years, is a tool designed to allow cargo owners to choose environmentally sound transport. The programme is a tool of the Clean Shipping Project.

Although not an alternative to strong and binding legal measures, of the sort Seas At Risk are calling for at the International Maritime Organisation and at the EU, the index is a progressive form of self regulation in light of currently inadequate international regulations regarding the maritime sector.

The index covers the major air emissions from ships such as CO2, NOx and SOx and other pollution such as waste, on-board use of heavy chemicals, lubricants, refrigerants and cleaning agents.

For the full Clean Shipping Project press release

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