ESPO congratulates the Autoridad Portuaria de Castellón and the Autoridad Portuaria de Cartagena for renewing their EcoPorts’ environmental administration customary (PERS). That is the second time that Cartagena achieves the PERS certification and a powerful sixth event the Port of Castellón achieves the usual. These feats recognise each ports efforts in defending the Mediterranean marine surroundings, facilitating the round financial system and pushing for higher power effectivity.
ESPO Secretary Common Isabelle Ryckbost commented: “Spain has at the moment the best variety of PERS licensed seaports within the EU. With the re-certification of the ports of Cartagena and Castellón, these ports assist preserving Spain on high of the EcoPorts checklist. The environmental observe document of the port of Cartagena is well-known in ESPO. In 2016, Cartagena was shortlisted for the ESPO Award competitors for its bold challenge on nature safety and conservation. Port of Castellón is clearly placing the emphasis on sustainable progress by aiming at growing in compliance with Europe’s Blue Progress Technique.”
ESPO Senior Coverage Advisor Valter Selén stated: “We’re more than happy by the spectacular achievement of Cartagena and Castellón turning into PERS re-certified. As two key Spanish ports within the EcoPorts community, they’ll proceed to contribute to the rising group of European ports working in direction of bold environmental administration requirements. The Port Authority of Castellón has been PERS-certified since 2009, becoming a member of the EcoPorts Community in its beginning section. The Port Authority of Cartagena has additionally been a long-standing EcoPorts member since 2006. Their PERS re-certification demonstrates that Spanish ports are dedicated to addressing environmental points.”
Cartagena and Castellón rejoin the EcoPorts group, comprising of 102 totally different members from 25 nations. PERS is the one port-specific environmental customary. Compliance with the EcoPorts’ PERS customary is independently assessed by Lloyd’s Register and the certificates has a validity of two years.