We stand out in our industry through our ability to deliver all types of cargo, regardless of size or value, ranging from standard containerized loads to out of gauge and breakbulk cargo. As such, we are in a position to serve a huge range of markets, from blue chip companies to "Mom and Pop" stores. These markets differ vastly in terms of size and location, but are united in their receipt of the highest quality of service.
As a general rule, if it's difficult to handle, difficult to get to or difficult to serve, then Kestrel will be there working out the way through.
The work we do to reduce our carbon footprint takes place on a micro and a macro level. optimizing our travel routes helps reduce wasted fuel emissions. It also makes deliveries more efficient and cost-effective.
We are looking to work with businesses who want to make a positive impact on climate change. We have already partnered up with companies to work on renewable energy projects. These projects are getting bigger and more frequent as renewable energy evolves.
We want to remain at the forefront of shipping solutions for renewable energy sector. Here are a few examples of renewables which we are either currently involved in or are looking to expand into.
There are estimates that by 2030, wind energy will provide almost 20% of the world’s electricity. This means less annual CO2 emissions to the amount of three billion tonnes. This is an exciting prospect, harnessing the same amount of power with a reduced environmental impact. We have demonstrable experience of transporting wind turbines. They test the skills that distinguish us in our industry. Wind turbines are a major item with regards to size and weight. Transporting them requires an experienced team and sound logistical knowledge. These are both things we pride ourselves on at Kestrel.
Situated up to 300 metres deep, underwater turbines are a fledgling innovation. General research of underwater turbines has previously lagged. This is due to its lack of appeal to residential power users, in comparison to wind turbines. However, the shipping industry stands to benefit hugely from research into underwater turbines. Water flow rates are much easier to predict accurately, in comparison to wind. Therefore, the idea of turning it into a consistent energy source is highly feasible. The turbines also rotate at a much lower rate than wind turbines. This minimizes any potential danger to aquatic life.
There is potential for the shipping industry to be transformed by marine power. The energy of ocean currents can be converted into electricity to power ships. The technology is still in its infancy. However, the Royal Society of Biology’s Department of Energy and Climate Change predict that marine energy could deploy 3 TwH (terra-watt-hours) of power by 2020. Not only could it be a powerful and reliable source of energy, it produces no greenhouse gases. We at Kestrel are optimistic about wave power, and its impact on our logistical solutions.