EcoPorts News

The inland DeltaPort gets PERS certified

28 Jan 2016

ESPO is delighted to congratulate DeltaPort GmbH (Germany) for achieving the Port Environmental Review System (PERS) certification after the positive evaluation of its application by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance at the end of December. DeltaPort is the first ever (purely) inland port that gets PERS certified and ESPO is in close cooperation with the European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP) for further expanding the EcoPorts network to European inland ports. ESPO warmly welcomes DeltaPort to the distinguished community of PERS certified ports.
PERS is the only port sector specific environmental management standard. It is the flagship product of the EcoPorts network and is offered as part of the ESPO services to its members through the EcoPorts website. Compliance with the PERS standard is independently assessed by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance and the certificate has a validity of 2 years. There are 27 ports in Europe currently certified by PERS. ESPO is delighted to observe the increased interest shown to PERS by European port authorities and encourages all ports within its membership to implement the scheme and to get certified.