Top 10 Environmental Priorities for E.U. Ports

The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has released the results of its recent environmental review during the PORTOPIA conference in Lisbon.
The Air Quality is in line with the Sulphur Directive which stipulates that as of January 1, 2015, E.U. Member States have to ensure that ships in the Baltic, the North Sea and the English Channel are using fuels with a sulfur content of no more than 0.10 percent.
 
The aim of the review is to update the top 10 environmental priorities of European ports and to produce further benchmark figures in key areas of port environmental management.
Building on a long tradition that goes back to 1996, ESPO and EcoPorts regularly monitor the top environmental priorities of European ports authorities.
The 2016 exercise builds on data from 91 ports in 20 E.U. Member States. The outcomes include further benchmark figures in key areas of port environmental management and trend analysis and are incorporated in the latest PORTOPIA Sustainability Report, released on March 23.

(MarEx)