As a member of the global shipping community, we are committed to complying with IMO regulations and reducing our environmental footprint wherever possible.
Partners in our Path to Zero
We recognize the importance of protecting the oceans and marine life from the impact of shipping activities. That's why we have implemented a comprehensive set of environmental policies and initiatives that guide our operations and decision-making. Our policies and initiatives include:
The CII regulation is a set of measures implemented by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from commercial ships as part of efforts to combat pollution and climate change. As of January 1 2023, all vessels sailing the seas are required to comply with new environmental regulations from the IMO. By reporting their Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII), vessels will be given a grade from A to E. Due to our green vessel programme with continous vessel improvements, almost 50 % of the vessels in our fleet have received A or B ratings (2022).
With the future of cargo and zero carbon fuels in mind, the Aurora Class vessel is designed for a greener future. The Aurora Class represents a pivotal part of our path to a zero emissions future. With its 9,100 car equivalent unit capacity, the Auroras will be the biggest and most environmentally friendly PCTC vessels ever built. The Aurora Class will be the first in its segment to be able to operate on zero carbon ammonia and is set to transform the deep sea shipping segment.
08 December 2023
Monday last week I finally boarded Höegh Trooper in Durban. The layout of the ship is pretty much the same as on Höegh Jeddah, but Trooper is twice as old and, naturally, visibly more worn. Built in 1995, Trooper is the oldest vessel in the Höegh Autoliner fleet. Since such an old vessel poses more challenges in terms of maintenance, the crew is slightly larger than on the other ships, counting 26 seafarers all in all. During daytime they are all busy making the ship run smoothly, drilling, cleaning, repairing, removing rust, painting, fixing the pipes, dealing with paperwork, and so on. I try to look helpful, at least. In the evenings, there is always something going on, be it dart competitions, chess, poker, basketball, table tennis, or video games. And karaoke, of course. The crew is Filipino, after all.
05 December 2023
One hundred and fourteen years ago on this day, Monongah, West Virginia, witnessed the most devastating mining disaster in American history. On the morning of December 6, 1907, an explosion at the Fairmont Coal Co.’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines claimed the lives of 362 individuals, among them were children who had ventured into the mines with their fathers.
05 December 2023
Sumitomo Corporation (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer: Masayuki Hyodo) and Höegh Autoliners (Head Office: Oslo, Norway; Chief Executive Officer: Andreas Enger) are charting a greener course in deep-sea transportation of Ro-Ro cargo, such as cars, high and heavy machinery and breakbulk, by forging an agreement to look into the supply of clean ammonia as a bunker fuel at the ports of Singapore and Jacksonville, USA from 2027 onwards.