Explore Our Latest Sustainability Report: Pathway to Progress - Discover How VLS Is Leading The Charge In Environmental Responsibility..
Explore Our Latest Sustainability Report: Pathway to Progress - Discover How VLS Is Leading The Charge In Environmental Responsibility..

By

Keith Rensink
what is railcar cleaning and why is it important?
The United States freight network is one of the largest in the world, consisting of almost 140,000 route miles. It is used to transport various goods and materials for nearly every industry, from mining to fast-moving consumer goods and agriculture. Every year, about 1.7 billion tons of goods are moved across the U.S. by the freight system. Railcars...
Read More
developing a barge maintenance plan
Conducting maintenance in the fastest time with the lowest possible costs is vital for productivity in commercial shipping. Shipping companies regularly follow a barge maintenance plan to align their vessels with the relevant safety and operational standards. Barge maintenance is essential to extend the life cycle of various barge components and reduce the deterioration and...
Read More
Manufacturing facilities of various industries are an unavoidable part of modern civilization. These industrial facilities manufacture products that make people’s lives simpler and more convenient. However, these enterprises also generate a substantial amount of non-biodegradable, non-recyclable, and hazardous industrial waste. When this waste isn’t disposed of appropriately, it pollutes the environment’s air, land, and water...
Read More
why your hull needs regular cleaning
A crucial aspect of being a barge owner is keeping it in excellent condition so you don’t have to spend additional money on unneeded repairs and maintenance. While cleaning your vessel’s interior and the easily accessible external surfaces is reasonably straightforward, hull cleaning requires an entirely different level of effort.  Because it’s a more challenging process than...
Read More
what is circular construction
In 2018, the construction industry in the United States generated 600 million tons of construction and demolition (C&D) waste — which is twice the amount of municipal solid waste produced. It’s also estimated that nearly half of global CO2 emissions stem from construction. With global climate change and greenhouse gas emissions becoming an increasing concern and focus worldwide, what can...
Read More
a guide to ship surveys and inspections
Keeping your team safe and your ships maintained comes with quite a few requirements. One of these necessary actions is an annual ship survey to ensure your vessels are in compliance with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the agency responsible for ensuring the safety and security of shipping vessels and the protection of the marine environment through...
Read More
what is environmental waste management
If your business engages in construction, manufacturing, oil and gas refining or similar processes, waste generation is an unavoidable aspect of the work you do. And as global industry leaders and consumers grow more environmentally conscious, you’ll need to have effective protocols in place to help you handle your environmental waste while satisfying customer expectations...
Read More
waste containers and what is inside
Waste management is just one part of keeping a company running — and it’s a critical one. If your business generates waste, you’ll need a practical way to handle it safely. A smaller, more commercially focused company may need a way to figure out what the garbage man will take from the curb each week. Industrial...
Read More
staying compliant with waste management
One of the biggest challenges in waste management is staying compliant with the state and federal regulations that govern the generation, transport, treatment, storage, and disposal of waste. The myriad regulations governing compliance for these operations, especially hazardous waste compliance, can become a tangle that even experienced facilities find challenging. Fortunately, a professional waste management...
Read More
what are my options for transporting waste from my business
If your business operation produces waste, you’ll need a way to remove it from your facility and dispose of it safely. If your business generates hazardous waste, the process gets a little trickier, with more requirements to meet and steps to follow. Every year, the United States produces 20 to 29 million tons of hazardous waste, according...
Read More
1 2 3 4 5


Follow Us