Brussels, December 2017
FEPORT members reiterate their commitment to voluntarily reduce their emissions and align the revised EEEG Guidelines with the GLEC framework (1)
In December 2017, APM Terminals, Contship Italia, EUROGATE, HHLA, Hutchison Ports and PSA agreed on a first revision to the EEEG Guidelines (2). The revision of the guidelines took place in cooperation with the FEPORT Environment, Safety and Security Committee.
The revision updates the guidelines to take into consideration the latest scientific developments, such as revising emissions factors, whilst also aligned the guidelines with the GLEC Framework. This ensures that operators have the necessary tools at their disposal to calculate their emissions in line with other key players in the logistics chain. FEPORT is committed to ensuring that the guidelines are updated periodically to take into consideration further developments.
FEPORT President, Mr. Gunther Bonz, stated “the revision of the EEEG Guidelines signify an important development in terminal operators’ commitment to addressing carbon emissions in a proactive manner”. Mr. Bonz continued, “As an industry, we are committed to cooperating with our partners throughout the logistics chain to ensure emission reductions are handled in a cooperative manner, with each operator being ultimately responsible for their own emissions”.
FEPORT Secretary General, Ms. Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid, commented: “What is now needed is cooperation with the European institutions, other players in the supply chain as well as authorities, be it at local or national level, in ensuring a coordinated and consistent approach to this important topic. We believe that the cooperation (3) with GLEC has proven to be a good first step in this regard, and we look forward to further cooperation in the future”.
(1) What the GLEC Framework is one universal and transparent way of calculating logistics emissions across the global multi-modal supply chain. The GLEC Framework builds on existing methodologies such as CEN 16258, Clean Cargo Working Group, IATA RP 1678 and SmartWay, as well as outputs from the EU funded project COFRET and the US National Cooperative Freight Research Program. The GLEC Framework version 1.0 is backed by industry and other key stakeholders and was launched in June 2016. Read more here.
(2) The EEEG Guidelines, first published in 2012, was created to provide container terminal operators with advice and instruction on the elements to be included and excluded in reporting greenhouse gas emissions, as part of terminal-level carbon footprinting and analyses.
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid
Secretary General of FEPORT
T: +32 2 736 75 52
Mr. Conor Feighan
T : +32 2 736 75 52