Waste handling
Proper waste handling is vital to the safety and security of the company, its employees and the Caspian region. Vessel operations generate different types of waste, including oil waste, bilge, garbage, sewage, and various amounts of hazardous waste.

Our subsidiary Caspian Services Group has implemented a waste management program throughout it’s fleet, to ensure all waste products are logged, separated and handled in a responsible and environmentally sound manner. Caspian Services Group also implements a strict ?zero dumping and discharge at sea’ policy.

Caspian Services Group constantly strives to minimize the environmental impacts from its waste streams by reducing the amount of waste generated and improving waste handling. All garbage is segregated onboard to ensure that recyclable waste can be reused when appropriate recycling facilities come online. All wastewater and garbage is discharged at ports using state approved and audited waste contractors in accordance with local and national regulations. The operation of vessels also results in generation of hazardous waste, such as batteries, light bulbs, medical waste, chemicals etc. This waste is segregated and disposed of by waste contractors approved to handle hazardous waste.

Quantities of solid wastes generated have increased as a result of the company’s growth and the addition of new vessels but we have become more efficient and produce less waste per $ of revenue. Our solid waste generation intensity has decreased from 37m3 to 23m3 per million $ of revenue since 2006.

Some of our vessels are equipped with a waste incinerator. Only approved materials are incinerated in accordance with IMO regulations and all residues from the incineration process are disposed of on land appropriately.

Fresh water is a precious resource, especially in the arid climate around the Caspian where water has to be generated through an energy intensive desalination process. Caspian Services Group continually endeavors to become more water efficient to reduce the quantities of waste waters requiring disposal and to minimize its indirect GHG emissions.

Total water use has increased as a result of the company’s growth and the addition of new vessels but we have become more efficient and now use 30% less water per $ of revenue than in 2006.