The safety of human life and the protection of the environment are primary concerns to Euronav. Euronav is committed and dedicated to protecting the environment and to the prevention of pollution.
World trade and ship numbers have naturally seen a steady increase over recent years, but in parallel there have been economies of scale with larger, more efficient ships. On a per unit basis, emissions both of harmful substances, pollutants and greenhouse gases, from ships have been reduced, allowing shipping still justifiably to assert that it is the most environmentally friendly and the most energy efficient transport mode. Even if shipping will never replace all the other transport modes, more shipping is part of the solution to the challenges of air emissions and global warming which face the world today.