Nakilat’s fleet, shown is the LNG carrier Global Energy, will carry a new ABS notation, demonstration its green credentials (Source:  Nakilat)

Details released on Nakilat’s collaboration with ABS on decarbonisation

A project team from Qatar’s Nakilat, one of the largest operators of LNG carriers, and classification society ABS have been working together on development of a decarbonisation strategy.

The gas carrier owner, with 69 LNG carriers and four LPG tankers, has been collaborating with ABS to devise decarbonisation strategies for its ships as part of the company’s drive to become a leader in maritime sustainability. Nakilat ships will carry ABS SUSTAIN notation, demonstrating alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals and establishing a pathway for sustainability certification and reporting.

The shipping company’s CEO, Eng. Abdullah Al Sulaiti, explained: “Nakilat has rapidly grown over the years to be a leader in the global energy transportation sector. We recognise the important role we play in reducing our carbon footprint and are committed to carry out our operations in a sustainable manner.

“In addition to this partnership with ABS, we are also leading a working group with our joint venture partners to ensure our global fleet operations meet with IMO’s decarbonisation targets,” he continued. “Our focus is on sustainable development of Nakilat’s fleet beyond 2030, which contributes towards the realisation of Qatar National Vision 2030 and our own vision to be a global leader and provider of choice for energy transportation and maritime services.”

ABS introduced the SUSTAIN notations to support marine and offshore operators meet the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) requirements set out in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. These include sustainable vessel design, outfitting and layout that can be controlled, measured, and assessed. Focus areas include pollution and waste, coastal and marine ecosystems, energy efficiency and performance monitoring, low-carbon fuels, human-centred design, and asset recycling.

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