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It’s time
to step it up

At X-Press Feeders we are taking the lead in our industry to help mitigate climate change and protect the environment; from the waters we swim in, to the air we breathe. We’re taking bold, significant steps now to reduce our carbon footprint. We’re leading step by step.

International maritime shipping accounts for around 90% of global trade, making it an essential industry for connecting producers and consumers. It is often said ‘shipping is what makes the world go round.’ Shipping is the lifeblood of an economy; an economy that we all depend on for our livelihood, and a livelihood that depends on the environment and mitigating climate change.

Sustainability Maritime shipping today accounts for less than 3% of global greenhouse gas emissions, but as the world transitions to renewable energy, there is a danger that shipping’s share of global greenhouse gas emissions will increase.

X-Press Feeders recognises that we need to play our part, and we know that you too want to reduce your carbon footprint for a sustainable future.

Let’s embark on this journey together.

The steps ahead X-Press Feeders has set the goal of being Net Zero by 2050. Yes, we have big shoes to fill.

We are fully aware that to achieve our sustainability goal, we cannot wait. Steps need to be taken today.

Each year X-Press Feeders plans to achieve more than a one percentage point reduction in our total greenhouse gas emissions.
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Big Steps
1st green methanol-powered ship built in China
(delivery to X-Press Feeders in Q1 2024)

1st container feeder operator to use green methanol-powered ships (Q1 2024)

1st feeder network in Europe to deploy green methanol-powered ships (Q2 2024).

One of our dual-fuel vessels entering into the water for the first time

We have 14 dual-fuel ships on order for delivery between Q1 2024 to mid-2026. Our dual-fuel ships emit approximately 65%* less greenhouse gases as compared to ships operating on conventional fuel

*in terms of main engine propulsion
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99% of our greenhouse gas emissions come from the fuel our vessels consume, so the focus of our decarbonisation strategy is to use more sustainable marine fuels, such as green methanol, and also reduce our vessels’ overall fuel consumption.

Investing in sustainable fuels

We lead the way as the first feeder operator to commit to operating vessels using green methanol. A firm contract is in place for supply of green methanol to fuel our vessels. With that said, we are exploring other green and lower emission alternative fuels.

A younger, more efficient fleet

Sixty percent of our vessels are below five years. Newer vessels have around 50% less emissions than older vessels due to newer technology which results in better engine performance, improved hydrodynamics, and optimised hull design.

Other strategies

  • More efficient routes using weather data
  • Installing energy saving devices around propellers
  • Onboard carbon capture and storage
  • Using shore power when docked
  • Regular hull cleaning and coating
  • Anti fouling technology

Other steps to minimise
environmental impact

Besides reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, we are also working to reduce our impact on marine life.

Plastics - minimise the use of plastic in offices and on vessels.

Minimising disposable plastics used on our vessels and encouraging our suppliers to reduce the use of plastic packaging.

Whales – mitigate whales colliding with our vessels

To slow down operated and non-operated vessels and to take precautions when entering areas where whales feed and breed. Crews are required to report any incidents involving whales to the International Whaling Commission.

Ballast water - require all ship ballast water to be treated

By 2024, all our ships will have a standard Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) that combines initial filtration with an enhanced form of UV treatment to remove unwanted organisms, keeping within stipulated limits.

Ship recycling – taking steps to see that our vessels are recycled in future.

We support The Hong Kong International Convention for the safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships, a convention overseen by the International Maritime Organisation.

Step Together

Shipping is a global, interconnected industry making collaboration critical if we are to achieve our decarbonisation targets.


Sustainable Shipping Partners


Nature Preservation Partners

These are programs and organisations we are part of. But we also want to be part of your journey towards sustainability. Shipping is integral to the global economy and to your business, making it essential for achieving your sustainability goals. Together ahead, step by step, we can achieve so much more.

Our other ESG pillars


Our social pledge to the community is to help educate the most vulnerable children living in poverty so they can have a brighter future. We support several charities, at which employees also volunteer.

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Economic & Governance

The company has a responsibility to our stakeholders and employees to ensure the business continues to be a ‘going concern’, whilst abiding by a high standard of compliance, governance, and risk management.

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Annual Sustainability Reports

X-Press Feeders has produced our second sustainability report and we wish to share it with our customers and suppliers. This report covers reporting period from 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2022, summarising our progress, achievements, and challenges. This report has been written with reference to the Global Reporting Initiative Standards.