Three ports gain Ecoports certification
Three ports have been awarded Ecoports’ PERS standard by ESPO during GreenPort Cruise and Congress 2019.
Secretary general of ESPO, Isabelle Ryckbost presented Ecoports’ PERS certification to the Port of Baku for the first time, while the ports of Vigo and Barcelona were recertified.
“I would like to congratulate Port of Barcelona and Port of Vigo for renewing EcoPorts’ environmental standard and Port of Baku for obtaining it for the first time,” said Ms Ryckbost.
Carlos Botana Lagarón, head of environmental policies at the Port Authority of Vigo, received the award for the Spanish port.
Coordinating the award ceremony was Dr Christopher Wooldridge, honorary research fellow at Cardiff University’s School of Earth and Ocean Sciences. Speaking about Vigo’s award, he said: “It is an example of a multi-functional port, and multi-functional in its environmental achievements.”
Ms Ryckbost congratulated the Port of Barcelona on its investment in LNG as she presented strategy manager, Jordi Torrent, with the port’s recertification.
“You are trying to use LNG in different applications,” she said. Mr Wooldridge added that the port has a strong and practical environmental programme.
Dr Taleh Ziyadov, director general of the Port of Baku, received the port’s first PERS certificate. Commenting on Baku being the first port in the far east of Europe to gain certification, Ms Ryckbost said: “You’re breaking new ground and so is ESPO – geographically.
Compliance with the EcoPorts’ PERS standard is independently assessed by Lloyd’s Register and the certificate has a validity of two years. EcoPorts’ PERS is revised after the two-year period to make sure that the port continues to meet the requirements.
LATEST PRESS RELEASE
Amsterdam, 10 September 2019 – Today, Smart Freight Centre and the World Business Council for Sustai... Read more
SANY Europe have had a very busy 1st half of 2019. Several orders have been secured and machines hav... Read more
The Estonian terminal operator HHLA TK Estonia, a fully owned subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logi... Read more
On its stand at IMHX 2019 JCB will showcase models from the multi-award winning Teletruk range of te... Read more
The total freight volume handled by Port of Antwerp was up 0.7% during the first six months compared... Read more
Bruks Siwertell has completed the on-time installation and successful performance tests of a new 600... Read more