Health & Safety
At Eagle, our core values include “RESPONSIBILITY for safety underpins every decision.” This value applies equally to decisions made by the crew onboard our ships and by the shoreside team. We believe that constant investment and focus on the health and safety of our crew, our ships, and the environment will positively affect the overall performance of the company and solidify our place as a leader in the dry bulk market.
- Ship Security Policy — We strive to provide a secure working environment, by establishing and maintaining the required security measures to prevent unlawful acts against ships, which endanger security of persons and property onboard our vessels.
- Drug and Alcohol Policy — Any employee serving on a vessel, in whatever capacity or rank, shall not be impaired by drugs or alcohol at any time throughout the duration of employment.
Seaborne transport is the most energy-efficient way to move goods. People all around the world depend on our industry to move large quantities of cargo cleanly, safely, and cost-effectively. At the same time, we recognize the increasing expectation from our stakeholders to do more to lower greenhouse gas emissions and increase efficiency. We are responding to these expectations by instituting the following policies and practices:
- Energy Efficiency Policy — We promote efficient management of energy in the fleet with the aim to reduce consumption and improve fuel efficiency.
- Safety & Environmental Protection Policy — We promote safety at sea, prevent human injury or loss of life and avoid damage to the environment.
- The IMO 2020 global sulphur rules will curb allowable sulphur emissions in most areas of the globe by 85%. For this effect to be realized, there must be strong and consistent enforcement of the regulations. Eagle has joined the Trident Alliance, a coalition of ship owners and operators working to raise awareness of enforcement issues and to engage with stakeholders to develop solutions.
- We are constantly evaluating opportunities that can increase the efficiency of our fleet, such as new paint technology, engine tuning, weather routing, and other technological developments.
Good governance encourages accountability and transparency, and promotes good decision-making. We believe that to create long-term value for our shareholders, we must maintain a strong corporate governance structure. Aside from being the right thing to do, this principle builds trust in Eagle both as a business partner and as a good investment. Please see the Governance page for more information.
Eagle is a member of several shipping industry organizations so we can be an active participant and contribute to the conversation on issues facing the industry and future regulations. Member organizations include: The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (INTERCARGO), Maritime Anti-Corruption Network, Trident Alliance, International Maritime Employers’ Council and Clean Shipping Alliance 2020.