MF Shipping Group received its first Clean Shipping Index (CSI) certificate.
On 22 October, the LNG fueled cement carrier MV Greenland has obtained the CSI certificate, scoring 105 points resulting in a CSI 4 label. The Clean Shipping Index ranks vessels on environmental performance beyond regulatory compliance. CSI 4 label expresses excellent environmental performances and it can be considered as a significant achievement towards sustainable shipping.
The Clean Shipping Index determines the final score on six environmental parameter’s that covers important environmental and health effects. These parameters are CO2 emissions, Nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions, Sulphur oxides (SOx) emissions, and Particulate matter emissions, use of chemicals and water and waste management.
Minimizing the environmental impact is financially attractive, given that a good score in the Clean Shipping Index will lead to economic benefits such as significant discount on port and fairway dues. For the MV Greenland this is worthwhile, especially in Swedish waters since a 70% discount is granted by the Swedish Maritime Administration on fairway dues.
In order to verify the environmental performances and to obtain a valid CSI certificate, Bureau Veritas has performed a survey on board of the MV Greenland and has visited the office in the form of an audit. After the environmental data and processes thoroughly checked, MF Shipping Group received its first CSI certificate. In the future, more vessels of the fleet will enrolled in the Clean Shipping Index in order to express the effort and positive attitude towards the environment.