The rapid technological development of man, mainly during the 20th century, was based on the combination of natural resources-energy.As a result of successive technological achievements, demand for more modern means and greater comfort has been increasing.
This led to overproduction and overconsumption, which require and entail increasingly energy consuming activities (production, use of means, etc).
To meet their increasing energy needs, people used various energy sources, including oil.
Due to its numerous advantages in use over other sources, oil became and still is the main energy source.
Though, in addition to the advantages that established oil as a main source of energy, its use entails problems which need special management to avoid polluting the environment.
One of those problems – perhaps the most important – is the pollution of the sea by oil residues, which can be minimised by their rational, legal and environmentally-acceptable management.
The management of oil waste constitutes the main activity of our Company.
More specifically, our company undertakes the selective transport and treatment of oil residues from ships and land-based units (industrial, shipbuilding, etc), while it also manages all liquid residues generated by ships during operation.
Liquid residues are defined and classified by MARPOL 73/78 in Annexes I, II and IV, as follows:
- Dirty Ballast Water
- Oil Tank Washings
- Oily Bilge Waters
- Oily residues - sludge
- Scale sludge from tank cleaning
- Waste lubricants
- Noxious liquid substances
and ANNEX IV
Furthermore, in the context of its activities, the Company prepares Waste Management Plans for harbours and port facilities in Greece. It is important to stress that through its activities the Company participating in the global recycling efforts, offering rational environmental solutions and thus contributing to a better environment and living conditions.