The Borchard Lines policy on Quality and Environmental Management is based on the adherence and commitment to all relevant legislation and regulation to secure the safe operation of the ships and the protection of the environment. Borchard Lines insists that all the ships operated adhere to International rules and regulations, standards and codes of organisations, authorities and classification societies, in their latest edition, including: the ISM safety management code, MARPOL for prevention of pollution of seas and the STCW code 1995 implementing international standards to vessels’ crew. Borchard Lines are also active in promoting the effective application of the EU Directive 2000 / 59 / EC which is concerned with the reduction of ships waste disposed into the sea thereby doing our part to ensure cleaner seas and coastlines for future generations.

Borchard Lines are committed to operating modern containerships that are state-of-the-art and thereby practice active environmental protection. Our vessels are equipped with modern engines making a special contribution to reducing consumption of heavy oil and thus also emissions.

Operating feeder size vessels Borchard Lines are able to provide liner services direct between ports too small or uneconomic for larger vessels to call. Containers can therefore be delivered closer to their market reducing the use of less efficient modes of transport, such as road and rail, whilst also providing the added security to cargo achieved by making direct calls. Our Inter Mediterranean services also ensure the maximum utilisation of the vessels throughout each voyage, thereby reducing the overall environmental impact per TEU mile actually carried.

Air pollution is taking greater prominence with the introduction of Sulphur Emission Control Areas or SECA’s within Europe. This will reduce the maximum Sulphur content of fuel burnt from 4.5% to 1.0%. Fuel suppliers employed by Borchard Lines Ltd, even those outside the SECA’s, are already supplying fuel well below the current limits and those within the SECA’s are supplying the lower sulphur fuel. In ports where vessels must generate their own power, all vessels are burning maximum 0.1% sulphur fuel and some only 0.05%, which is equivalent to automotive fuel. As the technology improves, the emissions from ships will only continue to fall thereby further making the case for greater use of ships over other modes of transport.

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