The environment matters
MV Alfred uses 65% less power than the average equivalent Scottish ferry
Energy efficient LED lighting is used throughout the ship
Our wind turbine powers the office, shore base, and the ship (overnight)
MV Alfred emits 62% less CO2 than the average equivalent Scottish ferry
WATER REFILL STATION
A water refill point on MV Alfred reduces single-use plastics
We use plant-based and fully compostable packaging in the café
Bicycles go free on MV Alfred
We encourage passengers to buy recyclable aluminium cans rather than plastic bottles
The most energy efficient in the UK
Pentland Ferries is the first ferry operator in the UK to have achieved a Green Tourism Award. The awards programme recognises the commitment of tourism businesses to sustainability and is seen as a prestigious hallmark of environmentally sensitive practices and operation.
The MV Alfred is more than 60 per cent more efficient in terms of fuel consumption and emission levels than other comparable ferries operating in Scotland.
The ship’s design, LED lighting, and fuel efficiency all contributed to the bronze-level Green Award, as did the use of local food suppliers, wind turbine, and other waste reducing and recycling initiatives that the company encourages passengers to embrace onboard ship.
The company has plans to roll out a range of other environmentally aware initiatives, to remain the most energy efficient ferry operator in the UK.