EcoPorts News

The ports of Den Helder, Dublin and Shoreham get PERS certified

06 May 2015

ESPO is delighted to congratulate the ports of Den Helder, Dublin and Shoreham for achieving the Port Environmental Review System (PERS) certification. The port of Den Helder in the Wadden Sea achieves PERS certification for the first time and ESPO warmly welcomes it to the distinguished network of PERS certificate holders. The port of Dublin is a long-time supporter of the EcoPorts tools and approach and achieves its PERS re-certification for the fourth time in a row. The port of Shoreham also gets re-certified after its initial PERS award in 2013.
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. 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.