Crowley Maritime Corporation becomes first U.S. Ship Operator to join the SRTI
Crowley Maritime Corporation has become the 13th ship owner-operator to publicly disclose its ship recycling policies, practices and process through the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI).
Headquartered in Florida and operating more than 160 commercial and public-sector vessels globally, including container ships, tank vessels, tugboats and barges, Crowley becomes the first U.S.-owned and operated shipping company to make its approach to ship recycling public through the SRTI. Crowley services include end-to-end marine management, including design and engineering.
Crowley’s Nico De Golia, Director of Global Sustainability and Corporate Citizenship, said:
“Crowley’s ambition is to be the most sustainable and innovative maritime and logistics solutions provider in the Americas by 2025. Making that vision a reality requires us as ship operators to embrace the sustainability of the total life cycle of a vessel. We are proud to join the SRTI in promoting transparency in ship recycling policies, practice and processes to promote more responsible life-cycle management of vessels.”
Andrew Stephens, Executive Director of the SRTI, said:
“Ship recycling is a material issue for all shipowners – whether they own a vessel at the beginning or end of life, and regardless of geography, size, or type of vessel. Ensuring responsible, transparent recycling is a shared responsibility for the industry, and we are glad to welcome Crowley Maritime Corporation, which brings a unique perspective as a shipowner with a largely U.S.-Jones Act compliant fleet. We look forward to working with Crowley and other signatories to enable ship recycling transparency everywhere.”
Crowley joins industry peers in disclosing data against five topics: ship recycling policies and standards; selling owned vessels for further trading; ship recycling contracts; ship recycling documentation; and policy and standard implementation.