Environmental management for maritime sector
We assist ports and harbours to manage environmental risks through enhanced preparedness, effective response, and management of critical maritime infrastructure, from installation, to maintenance, operation, inspection and decommissioning.
This helps you to manage your operation compliantly and effectively, reducing the risk of environmental pollution, downtime, and reputation damage, while achieving your decarbonisation ambitions.
Tackling key challenges in the maritime sector
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) state that certain ports, harbours, and oil handling facilities are required to provide contingency plans detailing the contract they hold with an accredited Oil Spill Response Organisation (OSRO) as part of the Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation Convention (OPRC)) Regulations 1998 (SI 1988 No.1056).
An agreement was signed on 16th October 2018 that from the 1st November 2019 OSRO’s delivering or intending to deliver Tier 2 response services to ports, harbours, marine terminals and offshore installations will be required to be in compliance with the new MCA’s National Standard for Marine Tier 2 Oil Spill Response Organisations for sheltered / enclosed waters, coastal & large estuary and shoreline clean-up.
Transport produced 27% of the UK’s total emissions in 2019, of which 8% (14 MtCO2e) came from shipping. Fuelled by the government’s transport decarbonisation plan, the industry is committed to reaching Net-Zero by 2050.
Decarbonisation of long-distance shipping will likely require low-emissions liquid fuels from bio or synthetic sources. As domestic shipping offers a lower GHG emission freight option, logistics operators are shifting modes to water.
Salvage and wreck removal
Removing a wreck or sunken vessel requires consideration be given to limiting environmental impacts and how pollution will be managed if this does occur. Salvage operations including wreck removal aren’t straightforward exercises and require experienced partners to ensure you don’t cause a bigger issue.
Aging critical infrastructure such as fuel tanks and pipelines hold greater risk of leaks and contamination. With the energy transition, many operators are trying to optimise the full lifespan of their ageing assets until such time as they switch to alternative energy sources. You need an environmental partner that can ensure your critical assets are maintained compliantly, while being mindful of your unique budget challenges.
Who we work with
- Shipping Lines
- Ships Agents
- Terminal Operators
- Salvage companies
- Local Authorities
Planning, training and equipment
Planned preventive maintenance
Storage tank inspection and testing
Accreditations, certifications, and memberships
- Accredited by the International Spill Accreditation Scheme (ISAS) as a third-party Marine Tier 2 Oil Spill Response Organisation (OSRO) for sheltered / enclosed waters, coastal & large estuary and shoreline clean-up.
- Fully accredited member of the UK and Ireland Spill Association.
- Approved response contractor to Defra, the Environment Agency and Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).
- Commercial Member of the UK Harbour Master Association (UKHMA)
- UK & Ireland Spill Association Marine Responder of the Year Award 2022
- 0+80+ ports and harbours covered.
- 065 Marine Tier 2 Contracts.
“We chose Adler and Allan [as our Tier 2 response contractor] because of their expertise in the field, the range of equipment they have available and the nationwide, 24-hour response. The Port of London has a lot of marine resources, but [for this exercise] Adler and Allan brought their shoreside equipment, skimmer, tanker etc and a whole host of people to enable us to deploy the boom from the shore.”
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Keep your business compliant and protect the environment while reducing the risk of operational downtime
Find out how Adler and Allan reduce your risk and support you on your journey to Net-Zero through the management and maintenance of assets.Contact our experts