AET confirms its green credentials


Global owner and operator of petroleum tankers AET has shown its commitment to the MPA Green Shipping Programme, which was established in Singapore by the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA), with the aim of reducing the environmental impact of shipping and to promote green shipping.

AET is participating in the Green Ship element of the programme which encourages ship owners to adopt energy efficient ship designs that reduce fuel consumption and associated emissions. To qualify, owners have to submit an International Energy Efficiency Certificate that proves the vessels’ Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) exceeds the IMO’s minimum requirements.

AET will also take delivery of its newest “eco-design” Suezmax tanker by the end of October. The vessel, named Eagle San Pedro, is the last of four sister ships to join the fleet from Samsung Heavy Industries in Korea. The 158,000dwt newbuilding includes hull form optimisation and de-rating of the main engine power for low load optimisation, saver fins, a star propeller and rudder bulb to substantially reduce the amount of fuel used.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, President and CEO, Hor Weng Yew said: “I am proud to sign our commitment to the environmental programme. Protection of the natural environment features highly on the corporate agenda of all responsible ship owners and, at AET, we are investing resources into ensuring we operate in the most environmentally friendly way possible.

‟By the end of the year, we would have taken delivery of four new eco-design Suezmax tankers which are all operating under the Green Ship Programme. Next year we will accept four new eco-design VLCCs into our fleet. We are committed to a fleet rejuvenation programme that ensures all new vessels joining the fleet will be more fuel-efficient than those they replace.”