ASCO takes necessary precautionary measures to prevent environmental damage


Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company (ASCO) constantly pays attention to minimizing the environmentally negative impact of liquid and solid emissions resulting from the operation of ships and coastal facilities on water sources, soil and atmosphere. During operations, the ASCO takes necessary measures to prevent environmental damage.

According to the results of the period from January to September 2021, 43.762 m³ of plastic, 450.516 m³ of food waste, 364.314 m³ of household waste (rags, paper-cardboard, glass, metal and other waste), 63.89 m³ of operational waste, 7.71 m³  of electronic waste, 77 m3 of sludge, 465 m3 oil residues, 5101.7 m³ of bilge water, 72260.63 m³ of wastewater generated at ASCO ships and territories, were disposed, on the basis of an agreement, to experienced professionals and certified institutions with technical resources.

During this period, 100.2 m³  of oil sludge formed at the bottom of the tanks, 7.98 tons of burnt mold sand, 983.5 tons of abrasive (a mixture of rust, paint, gravel and sand removed from the ship’s hull), 52416.61 tons of wastewater, 736 tons of bilge oil-containing water, 151.547 of lubricating oil, 2719.42 m³  of household waste (paper and cardboard, wood, rags, glass, metal, bottles, etc.), 870.96 m³  of food waste, 125.37  m³ of polymer and plastic waste, 73.6518 m³  of oily and oil-containing waste, 62.1 m³  of various rubber waste, 83 batteries and galvanic cells, 495.76 m³ of operational waste, 23.25 m³  of electronic waste, 0.245 m³  of medical waste generated at coastline structures of ASCO were disposed of in a similar way.

ASCO has also disposed 67.78 m³ of objects of various sizes collected during the indicated period from the surface of the waters of the National Seaside Park and the area of coastal activities of the Company

In general, during 9 months of 2021, 1.855 tons of paper, 0.9902 tons of plastics, 4471.234 tons of ferrous metal, 11.217 tons of non-ferrous metal were sent to recycling.