Ultranav has joined the
Maersk Mc-Kinney Moeller Center
for Zero Carbon Shipping
as Mission Ambassador

Call to Action

Ultranav joins the Call to Action for
Shipping Decarbonisation launched by
Global Maritime Forum


We believe in
a greener future

Climate change

The worldwide focus on climate issues is intensifying as a rapid pace. According to IMO, shipping accounts for 80% of the world trade, and therefore the shipping industry has an important role to play on the road to a sustainable future. Via IMO we are committed to reducing our emissions with 40% per cargo tons-mile by 2030 compared to 2008 levels.

Conscious care of the environment start by managing the operational impacts. We strive towards having the smallest effect possible on the environment. Globally, the focus on emissions reductions is increasing day-by-day and we have to continue to innovate, collect and analyse data, invest in equipment and systems as well as raise general awareness both onshore and at sea.

Business operations are run in strict compliance with recognised environmental management standards as a minimum. This includes strictest compliance with relevant regulations such as MARPOL – including the Ballast Water Treatment BWMS code, EU-MRV and IMO-DCS data collection requirements, certification to ISO 14001 and the IMO Sulphur Cap. Furthermore, procedures to prevent oil spills, managing ballast water and waste disposal are in place, and we adhere to the Hong Kong Convention for the safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships. 

Decarbonisation strategy

The Ultranav group have outlined a decarbonisation strategy built on 8 pillars. The goal is to play an active role in exceeding IMO’s mandatory targets of reducing CO2 intensity by at least 40% until 2030 and total GHG emissions by 50% until 2050.

Within each of these 8 pillars, Ultranav has identified a list of projects and initiatives, existing as well as new ones, to be further pursued in the effort to support the sustainability agenda. Taking on the climate challenge is not all about regulations and restrictions. It also offers a variety of opportunities for us as a group as well as for the shipping industry and society at large.

The 8 pillars are:


Energy efficiency




New technology


Shared responsibility with our customers


Education and awareness


Transparent and accurate reporting




Carbon credits

Sustainability reports


Ultranav annual report - Sustainability 2022


Ultranav annual report - Sustainability 2021


Ultranav annual report - Sustainability 2020

Read the report


Ultranav annual report - Sustainability 2019


Ultranav annual report - Sustainability 2018

Safety first

As one of the Ultranav corporate values, safety takes a significant part of daily operations. The goal has been to design a global programme with shared safety processes, behaviours, tools, and methods, but also, allowing each company to carry out the necessary adjustments. Ultratank has adopted a package of safety and security measures to transfer these values to the fleet, incl. weather and routering advice, Castor Vali Maritime security report, risk incident mapping, pre-voyage risk assessment, etc. 

UltraSafe Programme

This programme has been implemented over the past years in all Ultranav’s business units with special focus on all shipmanagement activities and it has implicated changes in our procedures, measurements and goals both at sea and ashore. With the implementation of Safety Delta, we made listening to our crews the starting point of our drive towards safer operations.

A partner you can trust

Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) is a global business network working towards the vision of a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of all..

Getting to Zero Coalition

The Getting to Zero Coalition is committed to supporting the development of Zero Emission Vessels by 2030, whilst also pursuing a full decarbonisation of the industry by 2050.

Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

MMMCZCS is a non-profit, independant research and development center looking to accelerate the transition towards a net-zero future for the maritime industry.

ABS Quality Evaluations

ABS Quality Evaluations is a global leader in certified performance and has assessed the carbon emission inventory and footprint calculation of Ultranav International.

Castor Vali

Castor Vali is a global security and risk management company providing International Protective Services, Corporate Security and Risk Management services to governments, multinational organisations and the energy sector.

Marine Risk and Quality

Octopus MRQ offers security services for marine transits. Via vetting, ISO certifications, ongoing due diliigence and controlling, Octopus MRQ providens a top tier security solution.

Sicyon Risk Consulting

Sicyon Risk Consulting provides timely security updates and comprehensive risk analyses to the insurance, manufacturing, logistics, and shipping sectors via big data and predictive analytics.

Management & BOD

Meet the Management Team and the Board of Directors.


Ultratank is part of the large and diversified shipping group Ultranav, which was founded in Chile in 1960 by Captain Albert von Appen. Ultranav now has offices in 18 countries.

How we work

Ultratank is a leading chemical tanker operator focusing on the Americas. We are specialists in tailor-made transportation and cargo handling solutions.