As far as modes of transport go, shipping is the most environment-friendly in terms of greenhouse gases.


Despite this enviable advantage, the industry faces various environmental issues and must participate actively to find sustainable solutions.

SLS’ role entails ensuring regulatory watch, informing our members and supporting them in initiatives to develop and apply new regulatory measures and best operational practices in collaboration with other industry partners and government authorities.

While some files require only periodic attention, others occupy our association on a regular or ongoing basis.


Our priority issues



Ballast water

Ballast waters are used to maintain ships’ stability to ensure their safe operation.


Air emissions

Effective and efficient, shipping is the most environment-friendly mode of transport.


Marine mammals

In recent years, interactions between marine mammals and ships have been more prevalent in scientific research, the media and shipping’s operational reality.