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.

Izmail Sea Port Authority - Ukraine
15 Mar 2023
13 Feb 2023
DeltaPort GmbH & Co. KG - Germany
07 Feb 2023
Dover Harbour Board - United Kingdom
30 Jan 2023
Authority Port of Algeciras Bay - Spain
20 Jan 2023
17 Jan 2023
port of Den Oever-Hollands Kroon - Netherlands
05 Jan 2023
Port of Naantali Ltd. - Finland
03 Jan 2023
Santander Port Authority - Spain
19 Dec 2022
Salcombe harbour - United Kingdom
12 Dec 2022
Port of Den Helder - Netherlands
05 Dec 2022
North Sea Port SE - Belgium
25 Nov 2022

Latest ESPO Tweets

RT @seaeurope: Once again a brilliant and eye-opening keynote speech from well-know Martin Stopford at #worldmaritimeweek…
21 Mar 2023
At this year’s ESPO conference hosted by @bremischehaefen we open a Pop Up Port Academy. we will seek answers on 3……
21 Mar 2023
How to plan and prepare for the future #port when the tectonic plates are moving constantly? Seneca said: “If one d……
19 Mar 2023

EcoPorts in numbers

Countries represented 25
EcoPorts members 102
Total SDM entries 636
Pers certified ports 29
ISO certified ports 54

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