Azerbaijan Shipping to Fight Environmental Pollution
Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company (ASCO) said that environmental protection ihas been one of its main criteria of sustainable development.
The Azerbaijani shipping company said in a press release that it keeps in the center of constant attention the minimization of environmental impacts of sludges, waste oil, fuel, other liquid and solid wastes obtained during the operation of vessels and the functioning of onshore facilities, on water basins, ground and air.
Preventive measures within the framework of existing opportunities are taken against the damage of the environment in the course of operations.
According to the data of January-September of this year, 122944 tons of sewage and household wastewater, 5336 tons of oil polluted water on vessels, 49,277 tons of oiled rags, 22,792 tons of synthetic propylene rope residues, 24,1 tons of overdue chemical products that were formed both onshore and offshore facilities, were transferred on the basis of concluded contracts to the appropriate certified structures with experienced experts and technical resources for their subsequent removal from the territory.
Along with this, 87 pieces of unusable batteries, 55,103 tons of rubber waste, 211 pieces of fuel, 612 pieces of oil and 368 pieces of air filters, 9,5 tons of toner cartridge, 40,86 tons of ceramics, 6 tons of asbestos residues, 53,5 tons of used containers from paints and paint waste, 318,889 tons of wood waste, 45.0 tons of medical waste, 160.42 tons of glass waste, 188,437 tons of cellulose, 280,339 tons of textile waste, 259,706 tons of polymer and plastic waste, 749,416 tons of food residues were transfered by designation.
During this period, from the surface of the Seaside National Park water area and the coastal activities of the Company, 2.42 tons of bilge water were collected and transferred to destination, as well as 41.25 tons of items of various sizes.