Environmental technologies  

Environmental Ship technologies

Zoi Nikopoulou

Maritime transport is the prominent mode for trade between EU and third-countries carrying approximately 40% of internal market freight flows and 90% of EU external trade. As a consequence  reducing  the environmental footprint of waterborne operations within acceptable limits is a key challenge for sustainable transport  (Ref. Waterborne –Strategic Research Agenda, Page 12 Section 2.1.4 ).

Environmental aspects on shipping refer to:

 Air pollution  and Greenhouse gases GHG  (Carbon Dioxide, Sulphur Dioxide, Nitrogen Dioxide, particulates etc)
 Ballast Water
 Solid Waste and sludge
 Black and grey water 
 Under water paint