BC Shipping News Magazine’s June 2016 – Environmental Edition
BNAC Environmental is thrilled to have been featured in BC Shipping News Magazine’s June 2016 Environmental Edition! BNAC was contacted by Darryl Anderson, a writer for this industry leading magazine who was researching ways in which our clients, Global Container Terminals, GCT (Formally TSI Terminals) and BC Ferries are moving towards environmentally safe alternatives to some of their otherwise toxic oils and cleaners.
When Global Container Terminals’ (GCT) predecessor company made a policy decision to implement environmentally friendly products, the Maintenance Superintendent at GCT’s Vanterm operation, reached out to BNAC Environmental Solutions for a safe an effective solution to their previous Hydraulic oil. The team at GCT implemented a year-long test of our swiss made Panolin Hydraulic Bio Oil, before switching entirely to this safe alternative after a successful trial. They observed that when choosing a green alternative, the technical attributes of the product are just as important as the quality of the service offered by the supplier.
BC Ferries’ newest ship, the 150-passenger, 50-vehicle Baynes Sound Connector, has been built by Seaspan Shipyard in North Vancouver to be the ‘greenest’ vessel in their fleet. Everything relating to the environment was taken into consideration with the new vessel, which includes finding an environmentally conscious Hydraulic Oil. The use of non-toxic fluid is a vital step in contributing to sustainable shipping should a leak occur. The Vice president of engineering at BC Ferries’, states that the Baynes Sound Connector Cable Ferry has had a good all-round performance with the use of the Panolin Line. The oil is much more environmentally friendly and has resulted in very normal operational parameters around system pressure and temperature.
BNAC Environmental Solutions is thrilled to have such an influential magazine receive such positive reviews about transitioning large vessels to an environmentally conscious alternative such as the Panolin Line.
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