London – May 18, 2022 – St. Katharine Docks is proudly working with Yacht Carbon Offset to counterbalance the carbon impact of boating to the marina.
Most customers visiting St. Katharine Docks use a fossil fuel powered engine to transit along the Thames. Visitors are now being offered the opportunity to carbon offset their fuel emissions by making a voluntary £1 carbon offset donation. The marina is also matching every contribution made. The £1 is added to the marina fee and can be removed on request. Each donation is sufficient to counterbalance close to 100 kg CO2e of GHG emissions and is invested into carbon offset projects. To lead the way, St. Katharine Docks has counterbalanced its customers’ fuel emissions for Q1, 2022. The project selected for this Carbon Offset was the Chacayes Hydroelectric Power Project, Chile.
Yacht Carbon Offset will estimate the associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and counterbalance them on a tonne-for-tonne basis using the carbon reduction project that St. Katharine Docks has selected to support, issuing a certificate for each offset. The quantity of carbon offsets will be based on customer participation at St. Katharine Docks.
Marina General Manager, Paul Tetlow commented ‘We are very proud to be working with Yacht Carbon Offset. It is something I have been wanting to do at the marina for some time. To boaters the cost is minimal, and the environmental benefit is clear’.
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St Katharine Docks Marina – Claire Frew, Sales & Marketing Executive, [email protected]
Yacht Carbon Offset – Rachel Goult, Managing Director, [email protected]
About St Katharine Docks, an IGY destination
St Katharine Docks is London’s largest marina comprising 520,000sq ft of office, retail and residential. The marina has 185 berths in three basins, for vessels up to 40m long, as a visitor or on long-term berth contracts. St Katharine Docks has outstanding facilities and services along with a social calendar of events and all-year-round activities. Since February 2020, the marina is managed, operated and branded by Island Global Yachting (IGY) Marinas, who are bringing their industry-leading knowledge to further enhance the marina operations and customer service. Opened in 1828 and designed by Thomas Telford, the Docks were one of the busiest ports in the UK, renowned for handling trade in luxury items such as sugar, rum, spices, perfumes, wines and with over 32,000 tons of tea passing through on a yearly basis. Its name, St Katharine, derives from the church and hospital that previously resided at the site. The Docks were badly damaged during The Blitz, with most warehouses in the east side of the Docks being destroyed and remaining derelict until the 1990s.
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About Yacht Carbon Offset
Yacht Carbon Offset is a specialised environmental service company established in 2008 to address the greenhouse gas emissions impact of the yachting industry. We provide carbon offset and environmental consultancy services to a wide range of clients, supported by our extensive environmental and yachting sector expertise. The Directors have scientific and engineering competence as well as direct experience of operating a fully documented environmental management solution in the large yacht sector.
For more information about Yacht Carbon Offset, visit www.yachtcarbonoffset.com