McAllister, ABS partner on sustainability report

Brian Buckley McAllister, Chairman and CEO of McAllister Towing (center) is joined by Keegan Plaskon, ABS Director, Business Development (left); and Stergios Stamopoulos, ABS Manager, Sustainability (right) at the International Workboat Show.

Marine towage, offshore and transport group McAllister Towing has partnered with the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) to produce a sustainability report detailing the company’s efforts to reduce emissions by deploying new technologies, operational controls, and engineering solutions.

“McAllister has reduced its emissions intensity over 40 percent over the past 15 years, with innovations in emissions technology, operational controls, along with practical and prudent engineering solutions,” said McAllister Towing president, Brian Buckley McAlllister.

“We have also taken great strides in restoring coastal properties that were not useable, through remediating soils with harmful pollutants, reducing waste and recycling our assets for the success of artificial reefs in U.S. coastal waters,” he said.

The report covers topics such as McAllister’s fleet profile, emissions reduction strategies, safety culture, community engagement and future goals and was publicly released at the recent International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans, La. 

The ABS worked with McAllister’s team “to provide the greenhouse gas inventory and sustainability reporting services, calculating the operational carbon intensity and benchmarking the performance of the McAllister fleet of more than 60 vessels, including tugboats, passenger ferries, offshore supply vessels, crew boats, and barges at more than 13 ports and facilities along the U.S. East Coast.”

“Investors are increasingly incorporating Environmental, Societal and Governance (ESG) risks and opportunities into their investment decisions,” said Panos Koutsourakis, ABS Vice President, Global Sustainability.” 

ABS, he said, “ is uniquely equipped to help clients improve their ESG reporting with our worldwide network of sustainability specialists who are actively engaged with the latest compliance initiatives and indexing measures.”