Stena RoRo first to sign ‘Triple-E’ contract

The Triple-E rating obtained for ‘Stena Foreteller’ was handed over in a ceremony onboard the vessel in Gothenburg today.

Stena RoRo has become the first operator to sign a contract for DNV’s new Triple-E rating. Triple-E is an environmental and energy efficiency rating scheme for ships which helps ship operators to stay at the forefront with regard to green shipping rules and regulations.

DNV’s Triple-E is a voluntary environmental and energy efficiency rating scheme. It has been developed in close cooperation with the industry and is designed as a tool to help ship operators improve their organisational performance, identify ways to minimise their environmental impact and optimise their fuel consumption and thereby reduce costs.

After receiving a Triple-E rating for its Stena Foreteller vessel as part of a pilot project with DNV, Stena RoRo became the first customer of this new rating scheme to sign a Triple-E contract for three of its other vessels – the Stena Forecaster, Stena Forerunner and Ark Forwarder.

“The Triple-E rating is based on the capture of environmental and operational data from ships. The rating focuses on factors such as a ship’s environmental management practices and energy efficient operations as well as on verifiable monitoring, measurement and documentation schemes. Many of these factors can easily be influenced by the ship owner; either by itself or with the assistance of third parties such as DNV. Thus, Triple-E encourages a process of continuous improvement,” says DNV Chief Operating Officer Olav Nortun, who presented the certificate at an event in Gothenburg today.

Stena RoRo AB’s Manager for Commercial Operations Ambjørn Frøjd, who received the certificate, says: “During the past year, we’ve focused on fine tuning our operational processes and developing decision support systems for the crew on board. We view Triple-E as the next logical step to further strengthen our follow-up of the continuous sustainability improvements made to our fleet. We also see it as positive that class societies are playing a role in the development of benchmarking tools within the field of sustainability in the shipping industry.”

Source: DNV