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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.

Belfast Harbour Commissioners - United Kingdom
18 Oct 2021
Niedersachsen Ports GmbH & Co. KG - Germany
13 Oct 2021
Stornoway Port Authority - United Kingdom
23 Sep 2021
Port of Rauma - Finland
23 Sep 2021
Port of Cork - Ireland
14 Sep 2021
Cattewater Harbour Commissioners - United Kingdom
13 Sep 2021
06 Sep 2021
Port of Gothenburg - Sweden
01 Sep 2021
Port of Roenne - Denmark
31 Aug 2021
Niedersachsen Ports GmbH & Co. KG, Norden Branch - Germany
26 Aug 2021
Niedersachsen Ports GmbH & Co. KG, Emden Branch - Germany
26 Aug 2021
Ports of Bremen/Bremerhaven - Germany
25 Aug 2021

Latest ESPO Tweets

ESPO urges the Council and the European Parliament to fully align the #maritime pillar of the proposal for an Alter……
25 Oct 2021
23 Oct 2021
The project of #HamburgPortAuthority "Culture is Calling at the Port of Hamburg" has been shortlisted by the jury f……
22 Oct 2021

EcoPorts in numbers

Countries represented 26
EcoPorts members 122
Total SDM entries 574
Pers certified ports 29
ISO certified ports 68

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