Shipping a more sustainable future

Shipping a more sustainable future means having a relentless commitment to innovation, by changing the way in which we procure new vessels, we seek to conserve natural resources and delivering greater costs benefitting our clients.

Corporate governance

MUR is fully committed to the principles of good Corporate Governance, applying and operating at the highest ethical standard in the conduct of its business. The Group is compliant in all material respects, with the principles incorporated in the Corporate Governance standards in the countries in which it operates.

Ethical operations 

Directors and employees are required to maintain the highest ethical standards, ensuring that business practices are conducted in a manner that, in all reasonable circumstances.

The Group and its subsidiaries have adopted a Corporate Code of Conduct which has been approved by the Board of Directors and the Group is committed to providing equal opportunities to its employees regardless of their ethnic origins or gender.

As an ISO 14001 certified company, our ship managers have a committed responsibility to the environment and to its people.

Environmental commitment

Operating to the highest ethical standards and committed to reducing the environmental impact through our activities, MUR’s vessel fleet have many features that improve energy efficiencies that minimise the effect to the environment for example, on-board Ballast Water Treatment Systems.

All of the new vessels meet and exceed industry standards qualifying us to hold ‘Green Passports’.


ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organiations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. ISO 14001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS). It provides a framework that an organization can follow, rather than establishing environmental performance requirements.

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Improving Efficiency
Mitigating environmental impacts
Meeting and exceeding industry standards

How MUR Shipping strives to meet these standards

Mass flow meters for accurate fuel consumption

On board grey water system

Low friction, anti-fouling paint applied to large area of hull to reduce drag

Eco speed reduces costs and carbon footprint

Performance enhancement fixtures, including energy-saving rudder fins and propeller boss cap fins

Weather routing for optimisation of voyages

Biodegradable grease and oils used for crane wires and stern tube as per US VGP regulations

Biodegradable grease and oils used for crane wires and stern tube as per US VGP regulations

All paint used onboard for maintenance is non-toxic and contains no tin

On board Bilge Water Treatment Systems remove oil, heaving metals and other residues

On board Ballast Water Treatment Systems reduce ecological, economic and health impact of ballast water

Garbage management system on all vessels, segregated waste into various categories for compacting and incineration

Oily waste reduced and incinerated

Paperless navigation using Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) where possible

MUR's EEDI index (CO2 emissions) is below IMO baseline

MUR is an ISO 9001 accredited (quality management) company

MUR is an ISO 14001 accredited (environmental management) company

MUR vessels carry an inventory of hazardous material - known as Green Passport - for safe ship recycling

MUR's team adopts best practice management at sea and ashore

All employment regulations meet STCW and BMS flag standards

Corporate Social Responsibility

National Sea Rescue Institute, South Africa

Since 2012, MUR has supported South Africa’s National Sea Rescue Institute, a charity that saves lives on South African waters through education, prevention and rescue. The organisation has more than 1,000 brave volunteers who put their lives at risk to rescue those who find themselves lost or in danger at sea. Its schools programme also teaches children in disadvantaged communities about basic water safety. MUR’s annual donation contributes towards the upkeep of the charity’s boats and other equipment.

Tolani Maritime Institute (TMI), India

Since 2013 Dockendale has made an annual financial contribution to support underprivileged students at the Pune-based Tolani Maritime Institute (TMI), in India. The TMI train and educate students to become qualified seafarers with the prospect of taking up employment with Dockendale. Like many other operators, shipowners and ship managers face challenges in recruiting and retaining talented crew.

S.A.T.S. General Botha Old Boys, Bursary Fund, South Africa

Since 2016, MUR has contributed to the S.A.T.S. General Botha Old Boys, Bursary Fund, a scheme that provides education to help underprivileged students gain employment in the maritime industry. The fund offers financial support for children in South Africa to attend the Lawhill Maritime Centre on a three-year scholarship where they can choose to pursue a shore based or sea-going career.

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