EcoPorts Green your Port, Join EcoPorts

© Port of Tallinn
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.
learn more
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.
learn more


This is a list of the latest EcoPorts that have either joined or renewed their status.

Port of Elsinore - Denmark
11 Jun 2021
Southern Adriatic Sea Port Authority (ports of Bari, Brindisi, Manfredonia, Barletta and Monopoli) - Italy
10 Jun 2021
Durres Authority Authority - Albania
28 May 2021
Port of Vigo - Spain
20 May 2021
Port of Thessaloniki - Greece
06 May 2021
Port of Gdańsk Authority S.A. - Poland
29 Apr 2021
Brunsbuttel Ports - Germany
27 Apr 2021
Port of Rauma Ltd - Finland
27 Apr 2021
27 Apr 2021
Izmail Sea Port Authority - Ukraine
14 Apr 2021
Port of Bergen - Norway
13 Apr 2021
DeltaPort GmbH & Co. KG - Germany
06 Apr 2021

Latest ESPO Tweets

RT @APCOBXLInsider: One week to go until our webinar on how quickly the EU waterborne transport sector can go green! Join @ESPOSecretariat
24 Jun 2021
What about good #green #port practices? we gathered plenty of them on our new dedicated webpage and there is more t……
23 Jun 2021
The traditional ESPO #award ceremony and dinner will take place on 9 November in Brussels. Do you want to be in the……
22 Jun 2021

EcoPorts in numbers

Countries represented 26
EcoPorts members 107
Total SDM entries 547
Pers certified ports 30
ISO certified ports 63

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