Svitzer has recently been accredited as a member of the Thames Green Scheme, recognising the company’s efforts to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions.
The Thames Green Scheme is facilitated by the Port of London Authority and recognises commercial and service operators for their environment performance on areas such as air quality, carbon, energy, water quality, litter, and waste. The scheme recognises early adopters of new technologies and fuels that will reduce air emissions and helps customers and businesses pick “green” options that suit their needs and values.
Svitzer has converted its whole fleet of 10 tugs in London and Medway to be powered by marine biofuel and now offers its Ecotow solution which gives customers the opportunity to inset fossil-fuelled towage elsewhere in their value chain. There are two options for how Ecotow works: the first is delivered directly to vessels requiring towage services on the Thames; the second is an option for companies using Svitzer in other ports, who can offset carbon use by calculating the emissions impact of their global towage operations and matching it with a volume of biofuel to be delivered to the London-based fleet.
Commenting on the Green Scheme accreditation, Sven Lumber, Head of EcoTow at Svitzer, said: “I am extremely proud that Svitzer has been awarded the silver accreditation in the Port of London Authority’s Thames Green Scheme for outstanding environmental performance. We are the first towage company to receive this accolade, so the London team is very pleased – and with good reason. This award highlights Svitzer’s dedication to reducing carbon emissions and helping our customers navigate their decarbonisation trajectories through the Ecotow programme.”
Joining the Thames Green Scheme reinforces Svitzer’s active commitment to reducing emissions and engaging with sustainability efforts. As a proud member of the scheme, we are committed to delivering on the Port of London Authority’s environmental mission.