A Pangaea Logistics Solutions post panamax dry bulk carrier has been awarded the Class Silent (E) Notation by DNV, making it the first dry bulk carrier to ever receive the certification.

The classification society bestowed its Class Silent (E) Notation on the 95,000-dwt ship Nordic Nuluujaak, which is a select designation given to vessels with a demonstrated ability to effectively reduce environmental noise emissions, consistent with a focus on protecting sensitive marine ecosystems, as the US-based logistics services provider Pangaea notes in its release.

Nordic Nuluujaak is a 95,758 dwt post-panamax (Ice class 1A) which was built in 2021 at Guangzhou International Shipyard, along with three sister ships for which Silent (E) notation is under analysis.

A Pangaea Logistics Solutions clarifies that when “operating in sensitive habitats like the Arctic Ocean even “silent” steps can have a profound impact and reduce our environmental impact.”

Mark Filanowski, Pangaea’s chief executive officer said that “Every part of our oceans where we operate is environmentally important, particularly within the ecologically sensitive habitats where our ice class vessels transit, such as the Arctic Ocean.”

“Our newest vessels are not only designed to operate with lower carbon emissions, they also materially reduce underwater noise, positioning us to further reduce our overall environmental impact. With our industry looking for ways to mitigate ecological impact, hidden noise impacting underwater wildlife should be considered, as well. We are happy we took the first step in working toward Silent (E) notation for these four vessels.”

In accordance with Pangaea´s Logistics Solutions latest fleet profile in its website, the company operates a fleet of eight supramax ships, four ultramax with a combined 242,683 dwt, nine panamax with a combined 651,315 dwt, four post panamax with a combined 308,032 dwt, and one barge of 16,322MT dwt. The company´s total fleet dwt capacity is 1,664,028 dwt.