Capital is committed to being an industry leader in technical research and environmental stewardship and to participating in discussions with relevant authorities, in order to develop measures to increase safety and minimise industry impact on the environment.
Capital sets as a priority and is interested in developing constructive, long-term relationships with quality ship owners, oil majors, regulators, classification societies, trade associations, academic research centers and non-governmental organizations in order to provide sustainable shipping.
Capital, remains at the forefront of technical research and regulatory developments and has participated in various European Commission Research proposals on shipping projects, participating in consortia of EU companies, with various partners including: the American Bureau of Shipping (Europe), Lloyd's Register of Shipping (UK), Lisnave Shipyard (Portugal), the University of Manchester (UK), the University of Strathclyde (UK), the National Centre of Scientific Research "Demokritos" (Greece), the National Technical University of Athens (Greece), Asociacion Centro Tecnologico Naval y Del Mar (Spain), Bundesanstalt Fuer Materialforschung & Pruefung (Germany) and other prominent companies and research centers.
Capital is a member of the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020, which aims to support and educate on the use and effectiveness of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems in order to help achieve shared environmental and sustainability initiatives in the commercial shipping and cruise industries.
Capital is a member of the advisory board of the Patras Science Park (PSP), which was established according to the model of “Incubator” for New Technology Based Firms (NTBFs). The main scope is to provide high quality infrastructure as well as co-shape the appropriate financial and social conditions that will support and promote the creation, proof-of-concept operation and development of innovative firms through spin-off / spin-out processes and the co‑operation among the University, Research Centers and the Industry. For over 15 years, PSP supports the growth of innovative, technology based companies across several sectors such as ICT, biotechnology, clean energy and other industrial technologies, contributing to the City Region’s knowledge economy.
In 2016 Capital participated
in the ABS 'Smart Bearing'
research project, supported by the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and Metrisis Ltd., for the development of sensors to measure the force exerted by the main propulsion shafting system onto the vessel bearings.
In 2014 Capital participated in a Joint Development Project with Lloyds Register and DSME, which was specifically examining LNG as fuel, its technology specification and costs including fuel performance, as well as the potential safety implications of its use on a future ultra large container ship design (14,000TEU).
Capital has been a member of the advisory board of the Safepec research project "Promote Safety in Shipping Business" (2015-2017).
Ιn the context of education, Capital offers a scholarship program for the children and grandchildren of its employees.
Capital has sponsored educational and cultural initiatives such as the Nautical Museum of Greece (Piraeus), the National Merchant Marine Academy (Hydra), the Centaurus Research project (University of Thessaly), the Petrospot ‘Oxford Bunker Course’ (Piraeus), the Hellenic Universities Rector's Synod (Piraeus) and others.
Capital has collaborated with the Athens University of Economics & Business, Alba Graduate Business School, University of the Aegean, University of Piraeus and other institutions in order to contribute to the education of shipping students, by encouraging academic visits to its premises, by providing students with the opportunity to undertake specific projects related to the operations of a modern ship management company and by providing students with internship opportunities through the "Erasmus" and other international internship programs.
Finally, Capital participates through its representatives in several scientific fora such as Tradewinds Forum, Safety4Seas, NTUA, Marine Money, Capital Link, Technological Academies events and others, presenting the experience of a modern ship operator, facing all new challenges in shipping.