Danaos shares the commitment to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment for the community. The implementation of environmental issues into company operations means that Danaos Corporation personnel understand, action, and support a strong Environmental Management System.
Our fleet systematically complies with or exceeds environmental laws and regulations. Our advanced solutions (such electronically controlled engines) are designed to optimize fuel efficiency while reducing emissions – which help tackle global warming.
The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (“MARPOL”) is the most important convention regulating and preventing marine pollution by ships. Additionally, the International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation (“OPRC”) provides a global framework for international co-operation against marine pollution.
The implementation of a robust Environmental Management System integrating environmental issues with company operations, means that Danaos Corporation personnel understand, action and support EMS. Further, our contribution to tackling global warming includes advanced solutions such as electronic engine management designed to optimize fuel efficiency while reducing emissions. Such systems are gradually becoming standard specification on our newbuildings
Through continuous monitoring, evaluation and improvement of environmental processes, in addition to raising awareness and employee educational procedures, we and our manager strive to be a pioneer in minimizing the impact of international shipping to the environment.
Danaos Emissions Control Schemes Include:
- CO2 INDEX pilot with GL
- WPCI ESI INDEX
- Green passport SoC by KR for 10100 TEU series vessels
- Certification of Inventory of Hazardous Materials Certificate by DNV-GL for 13,100, 8,500, and 3,400 TEU series vessels
- Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan Statement of Compliance with GL
- Annual environmental reporting concerning environmental safety (emission KPIs) and technical initiatives to improve performance
Danaos’ is an active member of the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association (HELMEPA), Europe’s first private sector marine environment protection association.
Dr. John Coustas serves as the Chairman of the HELMEPA.