Pan Ocean

Laying the Foundation For Green Management

STX Pan Ocean has been pursuing cutting-edge effective environmental management in an attempt to tackle the problems of climate change and generate value for corporate sustainability at the same time. It set up the goal of 20% reduction of per-vessel GHG(green house gas) emissions from 2009 level by 2014, and organized“green environment team”in November, 2010, whose objective is to design strategies and action plans to respond proactively on environmental issues.

Reducing Environmental Impact Associated with Ship Operations

Fuel-Saving Paint
Paint enhancing fuel efficiency by lowering the vessel's resistance in the water.
Expected to reduce fuel consumption by 3%.
Applied first to STX TOKYO in March 2010 and have extended its application since September 2010.
Fuel Addictives
Enhancing combustion and curbing sludge generation. Selectively applied in 2011 after application testing.
Expected to reduce fuel consumption by 1.5%.
Fuel Enhancers
Reduce emissions, including particulates, CO, CO2, NOx, and improve fuel economy.
  • Applied to NEW JOY in 2010.
  • Plan to extend its application after monitoring its energy efficiency.
Ship Performance Monitoring Equipment
An equipment designed for analyzing the energy saving effects.
Expected to be installed in 6vessels in 2011 (VLOC / CAPE / Pulp Carrier / PCTC / Handy Max).
  • Analyzing thoroughly the fuel saving effect without consideration of weather and sea current factor.
  • Improving operational performance with aid of improved skill study and optimized operation condition.
PBCF (Propeller Boss Cap Fins)
A device for propeller efficiency improvement by recovering energy loss of Propeller Hub Vortex in the propeller backward flow and saving fuel consumption by 2~3% operating at the same speed.
After having been installed in 46 vessels by the end of 2010, this device will be applied to other 15 vessels during 2011~2012.
DFDE (Dual-Fuel Diesel-Electric) Propulsion System
depending on the situation. By combining the number of engines in service and the fuel mode, the most efficient handling of Boil Off and Fuel cost can be achieved.
Applied to newly built LNGC vessels (STX FRONTIER).
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STX Pan Ocean always looks for ways to take advantage of technologies and materials to cut fuel / energy consumption and minimize environmental impact brought about by vessel management. The company actively applies the approved technologies and products to its owned vessels after a thorough evaluation of their energy efficiency.

Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emission

In response to increasing concerns over climate change and the shipping industry’s responsibility for greenhouse gas reduction, STX Pan Ocean has striven to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by installing DFDE (Dual-Fuel Diesel-Electronic) engine / PBCF (Propeller Boss Cap Fins), applying a variety of energy conservation solutions such as fuel enhancers and adopting eco - friendly vessels manufactured from pro-environmental parts and materials.
Furthermore, emissions records are strictly monitored and compliance with greenhouse gas reduction policies are pursued to satisfy the company’s obligations toward emission reduction of the shipping industry.

Toxic Substances Leakage

In order to prevent leakage of hazardous materials, the company conducts risk evaluation prior to shipping so that any high risk factors are removed in advance. In addition, the company is working hard to take pre-emptive measures against leakageof hazardous materials and fuel which might occur in the course of cargo transportation and ship operation..

Minimizing the Environmental Impact of Ballast Water

In accordance with the regulations set forth in several countries(the U.S. / Canada / Australia / Brazil / Argentina / Chile / the U.K. / Israel / New Zealand / Persian Gulf Area), STX Pan Ocean endeavors to minimize environmental damage by circulating clean water from deep sea by more than three times the ballast tank capacity and changing all water into deep sea water.
STX Pan Ocean is Korea’s first shipping company to have gained certificate from the IMO for its BWTS installed in STX Yokohama in 2006 and is now operating a total of 4 vessels with BWTS equipment embedded.
In compliance with ballast water treatment standard D-2 proposed by the IMO ballast water convention, STX Ocean plans to have all of its new ships from 2012 come with BWTS and install BWTS in all of its lines by the upcoming dry-docking inspection scheduled from 2017 onwards.

Ocean Pollution by Anti-fouling Paint

Anti-fouling paint is used on the ship surface to prohibit marine organisms to build up on the surface of a vessel during shipping. Nevertheless, scientists found that the use of anti-fouling paint might do severe harm to the marine ecosystem, and came up with AFS(Anti-Fouling System),
a global standard regulating the use of anti-fouling paint. To comply with this standard, STX Pan Ocean mandates the use of environmentally safe paints applied to all ships since 2002.

Emission of Acidification Materials(Nitric Oxide, etc)

NOx and Sox are gases generated when burning fossil fuels and Being acidified into the air. All ships are currently using fossil fuels which emit NOx and Sox into the air. In order to reduce emission, alternative or recyclable energy sources can be used instead of fossil fuels. with this as our main concern, STX Pan Ocean has been using silicon paint and fuel combustion enhancer on a pilot basis with the hope that their applications will be gradually expanded.

Onboard Waste and Waste Water Treatment

In 2009, STX Pan Ocean introduced an advanced waste management system from the United States that passed US government tests. Since then, American environment experts have been monitoring and superintending both on-land and onboard systems to ensure their conformity with the standard.
We also recycling onboard waste even though they are classified as rubbish which can be dumped into the sea according to international treaties. Since 2010, the total volume of wastes are monitored and controlled under a detailed action plan geared toward the fulfillment of yearly and long-term target of waste disposal reduction of each vessel.