Shipping a more sustainable future

Shipping a more sustainable future means having a relentless commitment to innovation. We operate to high standards that seek to conserve natural resources and work closely with our customers to deliver cost and environmental benefits.

Corporate governance
Dockendale and the MUR Group are fully committed to the principles of good corporate governance and the application of the highest ethical standards in the conduct of its business. The Group complies, in all material respects, with the principles incorporated in the corporate governance standards in the countries in which it operates.

Ethical operations
Directors and employees are required to maintain the highest ethical standards, ensuring that business practices are conducted in a manner that, in all reasonable circumstances, is beyond reproach. Dockendale and the MUR Group  have adopted a Corporate Code of Conduct which has been approved by the Board of Directors. The Group is also committed to providing equal opportunities to all its employees regardless of their ethnic origins or gender.

Environmental commitment 
As an ISO 14001 certified company, we take our responsibilities to the environment and to our people seriously, and we report on what we are doing. Dockendale is committed to reducing the environmental impact of our activities and operating to the highest ethical standards.

Vessels managed by Dockendale have many features that improve energy efficiency or lessen their environmental impact. Many hold ‘Green Passports’ and have on-board Ballast Water Treatment Systems.

Certifications
ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organisations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.

ISO 14001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS). It provides a framework that an organisation can follow, rather than establishing environmental performance requirements.

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Improving Efficiency
Mitigating environmental impacts
Meeting and exceeding industry standards

How MUR Shipping strives to meet these standards

Mass flow meters for accurate fuel consumption

On board grey water system

Low friction, anti-fouling paint applied to large area of hull to reduce drag

Eco speed reduces costs and carbon footprint

Performance enhancement fixtures, including energy-saving rudder fins and propeller boss cap fins

Weather routing for optimisation of voyages

Biodegradable grease and oils used for crane wires and stern tube as per US VGP regulations

Biodegradable grease and oils used for crane wires and stern tube as per US VGP regulations

All paint used onboard for maintenance is non-toxic and contains no tin

On board Bilge Water Treatment Systems remove oil, heaving metals and other residues

Water Ballast Treatment Systems with latest technology installed on all new buildings and retrofitting on remaining fleet to reduce the impact of ballast water. All our vessels are compliant with IMO Ballast Water Management Convention

Garbage management system on all vessels, segregated waste into various categories for compacting and incineration

Oily waste reduced and incinerated

Paperless navigation using Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) where possible

MUR's EEDI index (CO2 emissions) is below IMO baseline

MUR is ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 14001 (environmental management) accredited

All MUR vessels carry an inventory of hazardous material, reducing detrimental environmental impacts when recycling our ships

MUR's team adopts best practice management at sea and ashore

All employment regulations meet STCW and BMS flag standards

We use LED lights on board our ships

Corporate Social Responsibility

Maritime Institutes, India

Since 2013, Dockendale has made an annual financial contribution to support a number of maritime institutes in India. These institutes train and educate students to become qualified seafarers and are a potential source of talented new recruits for Dockendale, which, like many other operators, shipowners and ship managers, faces challenges in recruiting and retaining talented crew.

S.A.T.S. General Botha Old Boys, Bursary Fund, South Africa

Since 2016, Dockendale has contributed to the S.A.T.S. General Botha Old Boys, Bursary Fund, a scheme that provides education to help underprivileged students gain employment in the maritime industry. The fund offers financial support for children in South Africa to attend the Lawhill Maritime Centre on a three-year scholarship where they can choose to pursue a shore based or sea-going career.

Awarded E-Zero status by US Coast Guard

In 2019, Dockendale was awarded "E-Zero" status by United States Coast Guard (USCG). E-Zero is USCG’s new initiative that is awarded to ships that meet strict additional environmental requirements as part of the Qualship 21 programme.

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