Signal Hill, Calif. — Ship & Shore Environmental Inc., which specializes in air pollution capture and control systems for industrial applications, spent 2019 expanding its services in Asia in a bid to help bring the region's critical pollution crisis under control.
Last year, Ship & Shore not only opened new manufacturing facilities and a string of branch offices, but the company also assumed an advisory role on environmental pollution abatement, providing support to a number of different organizations throughout the region.
Ninety nine of the 100 most-polluted cities in the world are in Asia, according to Greenpeace and Beijing-based AirVisual.
Eleven of the top 45 most-polluted cities on the World Pollution Index are in China. Every year in Thailand, farmers using fire to clear their lands create smog that envelopes Bangkok, forcing harmful particulate levels far beyond WHO-approved safety levels. In Vietnam, more people die from air pollution every year than motorbike accidents.
Signal Hill-based Ship & Shore says it can help manufacturers in different industries, including the plastics industry, to address volatile organic compound abatement issues with tailored green solutions.
Moreover, it can develop customized, energy-efficient air pollution abatement systems for various industries that also improve operational efficiency.
The driving force behind the company is its President and CEO Anoosheh Oskouian.
"It is inspiring and truly worthwhile to be at the forefront of this movement towards global environmental consciousness," she said in a release.
In October 2019, the company opened a new manufacturing facility in Shanghai, and a month later it expanded its manufacturing operations in Bangkok.
The general manager at the Thai office has joined an ad-hoc committee formed to help solve air pollution throughout the country. The company is advising the Thai parliament about petrochemical smog, volatile organic compound pollution and how it contributes to health problems and smog across the country, while also educating legislators about abatement technologies, methods and industrial solutions.
Ship & Shore continues to expand this consultancy role in the region as governmental and corporate bodies establish and implement new industry standards.