Caring for the Environment
We pledge our commitment towards sustainable practices as we continue to strive towards being a leader in the maritime industry.
Today, as we face greater environmental challenges, it is important for us to put plans in place to reduce environmental risks associated with our projects and operations. At the inaugural Maritime Singapore Green Pledge signing ceremony on 12 April 2011, PIL pledged its commitment to promote and support clean and green shipping in Singapore. PIL contributes to a sustainable community by using technology to maximise vessel efficiency and reduce fuel consumption and emissions of CO2, NOx and SOx.
- Green Initiatives through Operational Efficiency
Slow Steaming and Route Optimisation
A lower carbon footprint is achieved with slow steaming and the use of advanced route optimisation systems.
All potentially hazardous materials are listed on board so there will be no risk of exposure to dangers such as asbestos, PCBs, TBTs and others.
Switching off unnecessary equipment and lighting with high usage of automation are some ways to increase energy saving. Not only practiced by our staff on board, PIL office staff makes it a habit to switch off all appliances and lightings before leaving the office.
- Green Initiatives through using Eco-efficient Technologies
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
Using CFD to identify an optimal hull and rudder design will help to form the basis of building an energy efficient vessel.
Deck Cargo Cranes and Winches
These fully electric deck machineries are regenerative. They produce power when lowering their loads and this power is used for the ship’s electrical grid. Hence, power demand is reduced and hydraulic leakages are eliminated. Energy consumption is reduced up to 50% during operations
Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI)
PIL uses the EEDI to further improve ship designs for loading more cargoes and better fuel efficiency.
Propeller Boss Fin Caps
The propeller boss fin caps are fitted on some PIL vessels which improved energy efficiency by up to 3%.
Most of PIL vessels are capable of cold-ironing or shore power. This means this ship is able to generate electrical power even though its main auxiliary engines are turned off. With this alternate marine power, PIL vessels can reduce fuel consumption during the generation of electricity when in port, thereby reducing emissions.
Turbocharger cut out improves main engine performance and contributes to fuel saving.
- Green Initiatives through reducing Water Pollutant Emission
Air Seal System
Air seal system is used on the stern tube sealing arrangement to ensure oil pollution through seal leakages is eliminated.
Ballast Water Treatment
This allows us to prepare for new regulation and minimize our vessel impact on the oceans eco-system.
Latest paint products are used to reduce resistance in water and fuel consumption to sail the vessel.