May 28, 2021News
Navigator Gas continues its drive to pioneer sustainability in the shipping sector and decarbonizing the maritime supply chain by announcing its first carbon-neutral sea voyage.
Today, Navigator Gas announces its first carbon-neutral voyage; the Navigator Capricorn, a 20,550cbm semi-refrigerated LPG gas carrier. The voyage commenced at the Marcus Hook export terminal located in Pennsylvania, U.S., and is set to transport cargo safely, reliably and efficiently across the Atlantic to Morocco with a mission of decarbonizing the maritime supply chain.
"Carbon reduction is a key strategic objective for our company and follows our mission of connecting the world today, creating a sustainable tomorrow", says Oeyvind Lindeman, Chief Commercial Officer at Navigator.
In partnership with CHOOOSE, Navigator has committed to addressing its unavoidable carbon footprint by offsetting 1,068 metric tons of CO2. Navigator will support The IslaSol Island Solar Power project in the Philippines, a renewable energy project verified by the United Nations.
The project will help bring daytime power to approximately 200,000 homes throughout the year, whilst focusing on reducing emissions in the region and improve living conditions for the local population.
"We continuously strive to reduce our carbon emissions through innovations in the way we manage our company and in the way we operate our assets. Offsetting is one of several tools we choose to use in order to deliver a true carbon-neutral voyage. We are looking at ways to further promote and develop similar voyages in collaboration with our stakeholders whilst always keeping the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in mind,” adds Lindeman.
In addition to industry-led technological and regulatory developments in reducing their carbon footprint, Navigator Gas looks forward to further harnessing the potential of similar projects in the future to provide carbon offsetting to their customers in an effort to abate the current carbon emissions associated with day-to-day shipping activities. Navigator will also continue to address and compensate for any unavoidable emissions associated with day-to-day shipping activities, whilst future solutions are developed and deployed.
"Navigator is taking the lead in applying new solutions to address the existing carbon footprint associated with seagoing vessels. Their effort marks a landmark change in the global maritime sector by moving from words to tangible action, and we believe many more will follow their example. At CHOOOSE, we are proud to be participating in this global change led by Navigator by building technology that makes the global maritime sector a part of the solution," said Andreas Slettvoll, CEO and co-founder at CHOOOSE.