Keystone Shipping Co. is committed to protecting our national heritage and maintaining a safe and clean environment.
The nature of our business demands that we be especially vigilant in avoiding pollution of the marine environment. Environmental harm due to our operations is unacceptable. Our goal of zero pollution incidents at sea across all Fleets reflects our commitment to the environment and our national heritage.

Keystone Shipping Co. is committed to:

    • Achieving continuous improvement in our environmental performance, supported by the development and maintenance of appropriate management systems;
    • Seeking the efficient use of energy and natural resources in our activities;
    • Pursuing the reduction of harmful emissions and effluents from our activities and where reasonably practicable eliminating them;
    • Reducing the waste created by our activities, promoting recycling or re-use, and managing the disposal of waste in accordance with best industry standards;
    • Assessing the environmental effects of any new activities, and reassessing them when there are significant changes;
    • Make our vendors and contractors aware of our environmental policy;
    • Recognizing the concerns of our customers, employees and the public on environmental matters and being open and informative about such policies, practices and performance;
    • Contributing constructively to the development of environmental policy, regulations and standards;
    • Taking reasonable steps to manage the impact of potential environmental risks such as documenting that all vessel pollution avoidance equipment function properly and are utilized as intended for environmental protection


Keystone takes pride in operating its vessels in a manner that avoids the release of pollutants into the environment through care, sound operating procedures and strict adherence to all applicable state, federal and international laws.

Just as everyone benefits from a clean environment, Keystone recognizes that every person shares the responsibility of protecting the environment and preventing pollution. Working together to achieve a cleaner environment will assure a brighter future for everyone.

Donald R. Kurz

Keystone Shipping News & Announcements

At Keystone Shipping we are proud of our accomplishments. Our unwavering dedication to excellence has allowed us to thrive and excel in the maritime community.

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Fall Safety Line – 2018

The fall issue of the Safety Line from Keystone Shipping is here!  We touch on Hurricane Florence, 2018 Boat of the Year nominations, and more! Read the full 2018 Fall Safety Line.

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Summer Safety Line – 2018

The summer issue of Keystone Shipping’s Safety Line Newsletter is here, with a retirement tribute to Mr. Rod Neale, a highlight of one of our “Faces of the Fleet”, and a report on Operation Nautical Horizon. Read the full 2018 Summer Safety Line.

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Nurturing the Passions of a Pint Sized Boatnerd

Key Lakes deck officer Ellora Martin meets a young female maritime enthusiast to help inspire passions of a career in maritime on the Great Lakes. Read the full article in the Duluth Seaway Port Authority Spring Magazine.

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