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Transport safety

Safety at sea

We manage a global fleet of 26 tankers and liquefied natural gas carriers. One of our biggest challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic has been to keep our crews safe from infection. Shell is amongst the 700 original signatories of The Neptune Declaration, an international agreement aimed at supporting seafarers during the pandemic. 

Air safety

In 2021, our owned and contracted aircraft flew more than 40,000 hours and safely delivered around 400,000 Shell employees and contractors. On top of rotating critical workers, such as our shipping crews, Shell’s own aircraft were used to fill gaps in commercial services globally, including evacuating families from high-risk countries and transporting cargo.

Road transport safety performance

In 2021, Shell employees and contractors drove around 470 million kilometres on business in more than 50 countries. There were no fatalities related to road transport in activities under the operational control of a Shell company in 2021. By the end of December, we recorded more than 1.2 billion kilometres with no fatalities in almost two-and-a-half years. In 2021, around 11,000 Shell employees and contractors completed some form of in-vehicle or virtual defensive driving training.

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