EcoPorts News

The port of Algeciras gets PERS certified

15 Dec 2015

ESPO is delighted to congratulate the port of Algeciras for achieving the Port Environmental Review System (PERS) certification after the positive evaluation of its application earlier in December. The port of Algeciras gets PERS certified for the first time and ESPO warmly welcomes it 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 25 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.