Environmental responsibility

At Concordia Maritime efforts are focused on continuously ­reducing the environmental impacts of vessels and operations.

The Company has a major focus on reducing emissions into the sea and air, increasing fuel efficiency and maintaining a high ­overall operational quality. Concordia Maritime’s environmental impact can be divided into two main categories:

  • Emissions of carbon dioxide, sulphur and nitrogen oxides and ­harmful particles associated with bunker fuel consumption
  • Spreading of organisms due to the discharge of ballast water

In both areas, extensive work is carried out to reduce or completely eliminate the environmental impact.

Conflicting interests

Efforts to reduce the environmental impact are complicated by the fact that different measures for improving the environment sometimes conflict with each other. For example, lowering the thermal efficiency of a ship’s engines can reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides, but this would also result in higher carbon dioxide emissions. Consequently, many different factors need to be taken into account in order to achieve the optimum effect.