EcoPorts Green your Port, Join EcoPorts

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EcoPorts is the main environmental initiative of the European port sector. It was initiated by a number of proactive ports in 1997 and has been fully integrated into the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) since 2011. The overarching principle of EcoPorts is to raise awareness on environmental protection through cooperation and sharing of knowledge between ports and improve environmental management.
Self Diagnosis Method (SDM)
Complete an SDM and influence the european benchmark
SDM is a concise checklist against which port managers can self-assess the environmental management programme of the port in relation to the performance of both the sector and international standards.
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Port Environmental Review System (PERS)
Apply for PERS - The only recognized port-sector specific standard
Developed by ports themselves, PERS has firmly established its reputation as the only port sector specific environmental management standard.
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This is a list of the latest EcoPorts that have either joined or renewed their status.

03 Apr 2020
Kolding Havn - Denmark
01 Apr 2020
Thyborøn Havn - Denmark
19 Mar 2020
Autoridad Portuaria de Sevilla - Spain
12 Mar 2020
Port of Rotterdam Authority - Netherlands
25 Feb 2020
Port of Cannes French Riviera Chamber of Commerce - France
21 Feb 2020
Harwich Haven Authority - United Kingdom
20 Feb 2020
Port of Nice-Villefranche Santé French Riviera Chamber of Commerce - France
19 Feb 2020
Port of Trelleborg - Sweden
18 Feb 2020
Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Comany - Port of Varna - Bulgaria
14 Feb 2020
Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company - Port of Burgas - Bulgaria
14 Feb 2020
Santander Port Authority - Spain
13 Feb 2020

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05 Apr 2020
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05 Apr 2020

EcoPorts in numbers

Countries represented 22
EcoPorts members 105
Total SDM entries 497
Pers certified ports 22
ISO certified ports 48

How to join the EcoPorts network and use SDM and PERS

Read about how to join the network and get the full benefits of the provided services