International Maritime Services (IMS) a company that delivers ships and superyachts around the world on their own bottoms rather than on heavy lift ships has introduced a carbon offset option for all delivery voyages, through a strategic alliance with Yacht Carbon Offset, the Lloyds Register Quality Assurance Certified specialists.
Under this programme, the greenhouse gas emissions from the fuel burned by participating vessels will be counterbalanced by equivalent emissions reductions from verified green energy projects.
Brendan Cooley, IMS Chief Operating Officer said “IMS is concerned about climate change and is committed to managing our operations in an environmentally sustainable manner. As such, we are the first ship delivery company in the world to offer clients a carbon offset initiative maintaining our focus to work in conjunction with them and customize deliveries to suit individual requirements.”
Yacht Carbon Offset’s Managing Director Mark Robinson commented: “IMS regularly handles ocean passage-making for yacht and other commercial vessel clients. Passage planning always includes assessing the fuel requirement and so it is straightforward to include an invitation to carbon offset this fuel. With increasing environmental awareness across all vessel types, we are delighted to offer our carbon offsetting service in partnership with the team at IMS. ”