Towards Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

We are on a journey towards net zero carbon emissions from our vessels, and work in line with the IMO’s targets of 70% reduction in carbon intensity by 2050 (baseline 2008).

Through many operational and practical energy management initiatives, we have reduced our fuel consumption across the fleet, which results in reduced GHG emissions. Our investment into pioneering LPG dual-fuel propulsion technology will also make a significant reduction in our carbon footprint.

Collaborating to Identify and Drive Solutions

BW LPG is pleased to be a signatory to the Getting to Zero Coalition, an alliance of over 120 companies within the maritime, energy, infrastructure and finance sectors, supported by key governments and intergovernmental organisations. The Getting to Zero Coalition is a partnership between the Global Maritime Forum, the Friends of Ocean action, and the World Economic Forum.

BW LPG adheres to the ambition of the Coalition in committing to get commercially viable deep sea zero emission vessels powered by zero emission fuels into operation by 2030. The deliverables of the Coalition are delivered through a series of parallel workstreams established to identify and drive actionable solutions to meet the ambition of the Coalition.

Regulatory Compliance

BW LPG’s fleet is ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System) certified. We adhere to the MARPOL 73/78 Annex VI Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships and also with the relevant flag states’ requirements. None of our vessels fly the flag of a state appearing in the black list published by the Paris MOU.

Environmental Performance Metrics - Energy and Emissions

Description of Metric

Unit of Measurement



Total amount of Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emitted
1000 tonnes33.9 35.1
Total amount of Sulphur Oxide (SOx) emitted
1000 tonnes 3.922.8
Total amount of Carbon Dioxide (CO2 ) emitted1000 tonnes1,422.51,450.9
Total amount of Particulate Matter (PM10) emitted1000 tonnes2,658.4
EEOI (Energy Efficiency Operation Index)Grams of CO2 per tonne-nautical mile17.117.6
Average Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for new shipsGrams of CO2 per tonne-nautical mile5.95.9
AER (Annual Efficiency Ratio)Grams of CO2 per tonne-nautical mile7.67.5

Reducing Emissions with Technology

Our SmartShip IT system connects and controls the entire ecosystem within the vessel and transmits data to a digital cloud for remote monitoring and maximisation of voyage efficiency which results in reduction of GHG emissions. Emissions data from each vessel are reviewed after every voyage to quantify the amount of fuel burnt and consequently the amount of emissions released.