What we stand for

Decades of experience. Shaping a sustainable future.

What we stand for

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Safety first

We believe in zero-incident shipping and we take concrete steps to achieve that goal in both our inland and seagoing fleet. We have the in-house expertise to carry out BSCAT analysis and through the Platform Zero Incidents we exchange our insights with the rest of the shipping industry.

We implement robust, integrated HSSEQ management systems that have ongoing improvement built-in. Regular safety training is mandatory for every GEFO Ship’s crew member and we attend EPDCs at Malmö’s World Maritime University. Highly qualified GEFO experts actively contribute to leading industry programs such as the majors’ Safety Days.

We adhere to the highest safety standards of regulatory bodies and our clients, and are effectively surpassing these with internal GEFO guidelines and strategies. For example, our internal Port Of Safety initiative. By embedding safety as a value within each and every employee, it has become our first and foremost consideration when we get to work in the morning and the most important last task at the end of every shift.

We implement robust, integrated HSSEQ management systems that have been certified according to the standard ISO 9001:2015 and have ongoing improvement built-in.

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We perform as a team

GEFO has a group structure and we perform best as a team. We proactively encourage effective collaboration – by supporting our co-workers. GEFO carefully adopts development programmes for its employees to nurture experienced crews on board. We treat our clients as partners. We take pride in your achievements as we do in our own. It goes without saying that we value personal performance and development. We take responsibility for our own actions and results, as well as those of all our team members – and expect our colleagues to do the same for us.

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We listen to our clients

Your challenges are our challenges, your success is our success. This is why everyone at GEFO shares one goal: To provide our clients with the best possible and safest service. We strive for continuous improvement at every opportunity. By listening and acting on your insights, we devise value-added solutions – and continuously enhance the quality, reliability and flexibility of the service you receive.

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We act with integrity

Hamburg was once part of a great trading alliance known as the Hanseatic League, whose merchants believed in a pledge: ‘My hand is my bond’. We still believe in the integrity enshrined in that pledge. We only make realistic promises, and we keep them. When we say something, we mean it; and we aim to do the right thing at all times. We apply the GEFO Code of Conduct and have safety embedded as a value. We take pride in having our viewpoint heard.

GEFO Goes Green

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Sustainability Report 2021

The recent history has been a tough test for the entire ship- ping industry. GEFO Shipping Group has responded to these challenges and turned them into opportunities. We have proven to our customers, partners and ship owners that they can rely on us as a strong, forward-looking company. The basis for this is the high sense of responsibility that has always been part of our GEFO Shipping Group culture.

We stand for the highest safety standards and robust HSSEQ management systems, for effective cooperation and support for our employees and for the best possible client service. And we firmly believe that sustainable, financially sound operations, investments in efficient and low-emission technologies and consideration for our ecosystems will guarantee economic success in the future.

In this brochure, we would like to introduce you to the world of GEFO Shipping Group sustainability. We report on our succes- ses in safety and the progress we are making, for example, in the area of sustainable propulsion systems. Together with you, we would like to further develop such concepts that also offer perspectives for future generations.

We wish you an interesting read and look forward to the dialogue with you!

Sustainability Report 2021
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We work responsibly

GEFO rigorously adheres to HSSEQ standards, and we strive to exceed common industry standards. GEFO embraces safety as a value, as well as claiming safety as a priority. We take the health of our ecosystems as seriously as the wellbeing of our employees, in particular the marine environment. To this end, we constantly challenge our own way of working and invest in new technologies. Alternative fuels asscoiated with sustainability (Hydrogen, Methanol, Ammonia, E-Fuels) and alternative propusion technologies are being developed and partially already available. We continue to reduce our environmental footprint by minimising energy consumption and preserving resources. We welcome annual assessment by the independent organisation Ecovadis. In 2021 GEFO achieves a silver-standard rating in the category Sea and Coastal Water Transport.

GEFO goes green
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THE MOST MODERN FLEET SHAPING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Hamburg´s new landmark, the Elbphilharmonie, built on a historical Kaispeicher (warehouse) from 1875, with convex and concave windows – and in front, M/T Tosca, the new flagship of GEFO, the world´s first chemical tanker with low emission LNG propulsion in the segment below 10,000 dwt. Effect: CO2 -25 %, SOx -100 %, nitrogen oxides -80 %, particulate matters -95 %. Sister vessels M/T Norma and M/T Arabella are LNG-ready. Each vessel with 14 stainless-steel tanks and ice class 1A.

One tanker of the fleet of 150 tankers belonging to GEFO. 26 new buildings to reduce pollutant emissions. Which tanker will sail for you?

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THE MOST MODERN FLEET SHAPING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Passing the famous Castle “Pfalz”, since six centuries safe in the waters of the River Rhine, one of Europe´s busiest waterways – the new gastanker M/T “Slot Dover” from GEFO. Four new sister vessels in 2022 and 2023: Slot York, Schloss Imola, Schloss Quedlinburg, Schloss Tramontana. All five new gastankers with Stage V engines according to new EU-standards and SCR-Catalysts. Most modern technology sets new benchmarks in their class by reducing hydrocarbons by 81 %, nitrogen oxides by 97 % and particulate matters by 95 %.

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THE MOST MODERN FLEET SHAPING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Undoubtedly an architectural highlight: the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam – and in full swing and fully loaded M/T “Botticelli”, the newest chemical tanker of GEFO, equipped with eight stainless-steel tanks, built in 2021. Four additional stainless-steel tankers will join in 2022, all named after painters who were ahead of their time: Canaletto, Tintoretto, Allegretto and Benedetto. All four new chemical tankers with Stage V engines according to new EU-standards and SCR-Catalysts. Most modern technology sets new benchmarks in their class by reducing hydrocarbons by 81 %, nitrogen oxides by 97 % and particulate matters by 95 %.

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THE MOST MODERN FLEET SHAPING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

A golden night fairy tale? Anyhow M/T “Corelli” in dry dock, one new build from a series of six new identical chemical tankers of GEFO with a streamlined and optimised underwater hull in order to reduce fuel consumption by up to 30% and lower pollutant emissions by 30%. Each tanker with 12 stainless-steel tanks.

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