ESPO presented its annual Environmental Report for 2019, including more than 60 different environmental performance benchmarks containing figures on the green services to shipping, as well as the Top 10 Environmental Priorities of the European ports. 94 ports participated in this year’s report.
ESPO congratulated the Port of Ceuta (Spain), Shannon Foynes Port Company (Ireland) and Port of Melilla (Spain) for receiving EcoPorts’ environmental management standard. Isabelle Ryckbost, ESPO’s Secretary General, Eamonn O’Reilly, ESPO’s Chairman, and Sotiris Raptis, EcoPorts coordinator, handed over the PERS certificates to the ports’ representatives during the annual ESPO Conference in Livorno.
Port of Valencia (Spain), Ports of Bremen (Germany), Port of Moerdijk (Netherlands) and Port of Tangier (Morocco) renewed EcoPorts’ environmental management standard (PERS). ESPO’s Secretary General and EcoPorts coordinator handed over the certificates to the ports’ representatives at GreenPort Congress.
Dunkerque-Port has received the EcoPorts network’s PERS certification, granted by the ESPO. PERS certifications imply that a port is effectively monitoring the environmental challenges and is implementing an improved environmental management. The certification is valid for two years.
ESPO congratulated Port of Rotterdam, Port of Le Havre and Port of Piraeus for renewing their EcoPorts’ environmental management standard. PERS certifications imply that a port is effectively monitoring the environmental challenges and is implementing an improved environmental management.
On 1 and 2 June, the European port industry gathered in Barcelona for ESPO’s annual conference entitled “Ports in a changing Climate, a Changing world”, focusing on the importance of new zero-carbon technologies to tackle climate change.
ESPO said it welcomes the ‘Valetta Declaration’ which sets priorities for the EU’s Maritime Transport policy until 2020 and calls for additional measures to address the several challenges that ports face. ESPO also highlighted the important role that European ports play to global, European and national climate and decarbonisation agenda.
Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes is one of five port authorities shortlisted for the ESPO Award 2016 which is based on safeguarding and further upgrading the nature in the port area.
The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) will present its position paper on the revision of the port reception facilities (PRF) at the GreenPort Congress in Venice this October.
The ESPO Award 2016 is entering into its 8th Edition. The theme for the 8th ESPO Award on Societal Integration of Ports is “Nature in Ports”. Eleven port authorities have applied for the award which it will be officially handed out during an Award Ceremony and Port Night, on 9 November 2016 in Brussels.
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