The Port of Den Oever (The Netherlands) and the Port of Baku (Azerbaijan) received certification through the EcoPorts’ environmental management standard (PERS).
his is Baku’s second PERS certification since they joined the EcoPorts network in 2018, and Den Oever’s third PERS certification since 2014.
These feats demonstrate the efforts of these ports in protecting their marine environment, facilitating the circular economy and pushing for better energy efficiency.
Commenting on the occassion, Isabelle Ryckbost, ESPO Secretary General, noted that the number of European ports renewing their certifications keeps growing, now amounting to 27.
It is very gratifying to see two good examples of environmental management and engagement in the ports of Den Oever and Baku. These two ports have different but very interesting profiles, and are regularly renewing their PERS certifications
PERS is the only port-specific environmental standard. The last five years have seen important increases in its recognition and membership, with 121 ports from 26 countries currently counting themselves as part of the EcoPorts network, and 27 ports holding PERS certification.
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 2-year period to make sure that the port continues to meet the requirements.