To operate with high and constantly improving environmental and safety awareness is one of the Port of Karlshamn's central objectives.

Port of Karlshamn has a favourable location outside the City, which minimize the effect on habited areas and the physical environment in terms of emissions, noice etc. All traffic by road and rail is routed outside the City.

The port also has a well proven system for reception of "sludge", i.e. oil-rests from vessels engine rooms.