Biodiversity & Waste Management

Zero Spills to Sea

The deep Blue , the world's oceans, help us connect the world's markets
Ensuring the deep blue remains clean for future generations

Preventing pollution
from spills

Spills of oil, fuel and other chemicals are harmful to the marine environment as well as public health and can damage property.

BW LPG places great emphasis on protecting the oceans and seas from pollution and spillage. In the event of a spill, all vessels have a contingency plan for marine and environmental pollution that is approved by the Recognized Organization (RO).

Ballast water management

Our ballast water management system sets out the way we control and manage ballast water and sediments from vessels, to ensure their handling is done in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.

Waste management

Waste reduction

Garbage generated onboard vessels can contribute to marine pollution. We make it a priority onboard to reduce waste and manage disposal carefully to support a safe and healthy work environment onboard as well as preserve our marine ecosystem.

Crew members play an active part to reduce the amount of onboard generated garbage. Every vessel maintains a Garbage Management Plan and a Garbage Record Book where there are procedures to collect, store, process and discharge garbage, including procedures for the use of garbage processing equipment onboard. Crew members are also encouraged to suggest ideas on how we can improve the ways we are reducing waste.


Since 2020, we pledge our support for the IMPA SAVE Council for Maritime Supply Chain Sustainability, an international coalition working to ensure sustainability in maritime supply chains, to reduce the use of single-use plastics onboard our vessels, thus reducing the amount of garbage generated.

Targets and metrics


Our ambition is to improve operational efficiency and reduce our environmental footprint. Our strategy is to limit our harmful gas and water emissions, and reduce waste generated from our operations and activities.


To assess and manage climate-related risks and opportunities, we identify and track Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Regulatory compliance

Ballast water

We comply with the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention. All BW LPG vessels practice a class approved Ballast Water Management Plan which is specific to each vessel, and is written in accordance with the requirements in the International Convention for the Control and Management of the Ship’s Ballast Water and Sediments.

Waste management

We comply with regulations for the prevention of pollution by oil, sewage, noxious liquids, hazardous substances and garbage from ships, contained in Annexes I to VI of the MARPOL convention. For vessels sailing in US waters, we follow the Federal Water Pollution Control Act that prohibits the discharge of oil into its waters