Singapore's Sentosa Ship Brokers is putting its money where its mouth is to combat global warming.

The four-year-old tanker shop has opted to become carbon neutral at its own expense ahead of any potential regulatory requirements.

"It's almost impossible in recent years to work in any sector of the global shipping industry and not have had some exposure to the global effort to reduce the damaging and polluting effects shipping causes to the planet," managing director Miles Wright told TradeWinds.