Discharge of ballast water

The discharge of ballast water close to the coast is another potential environmental hazard. Organisms that are transported with the ­ballast water pass from one ecosystem to another and can cause great damage to the local environment.

There is still no international regulatory framework on this subject and no technology for killing organisms in large volumes of ballast water. All Concordia Maritime’s ­vessels follow a Ballast Water Management Plan, which is produced by our partner Northern Marine Management (NMM) and based on existing international guidelines. The IMOIIMAX vessels are also equipped with special systems for handling ballast water.