Valencia, June 10th, 2016
Taking the opportunity of their presence in Valencia for the General Assembly meeting co-hosted by ANESCO and Noatum, FEPORT members are glad to present a new publication regarding the environmental friendly actions they have been implemented all over European ports.
The publication entitled ”Sustainable Terminals”, How Private Port Operators and Terminals invest in Sustainability is a testimonial-brochure about engagement, investment and action.
“Bringing global emissions down to a sustainable level is possibly the biggest issue that has to be addressed in the 21st century. Terminal Operators are already mobilized to play a positive and proactive role in this respect and are investing millions of Euros in sustainable equipment. They are also training their employees to perform environmental friendly operations on terminals.” comments Gunther Bonz, President of FEPORT.
“Given the fact that the pollution originating from terminal Operations accounts for less than 10% in ports, terminal operators are perfectly aware that they cannot solve alone problems of pollution, they are working with their partners along logistics chains to minimize the effects transport operations and improve the “intermodality footprint”. We also remain confident that other parties of the chain will also take their responsibilities” adds Gunther Bonz.
“FEPORT members are working together to convert environmental challenges into innovative solutions. Major global container terminal operators, have for instance displayed a huge commitment to develop a commonly agreed methodology for calculating their carbon emissions. I am glad to state that this methodology is commonly used by the major terminal operators throughout the world, and we are active in looking to expand its use.” explains Daniele Ciulli, FEPORT Environment, Safety and Security Committee Chair.
“Terminal Operators have proven to be supportive of European legislation, such as the NRMM Regulation, which will have a real impact on the environment in the long-term. As this brochure shows it, when it comes to environmental initiatives, concrete actions and investment become the best evidence of their proactivity” says Conor Feighan, FEPORT Policy Advisor on environmental issues.
“This brochure is a first testimonial because for terminal operators, engagement in favor of sustainability is an ongoing process allowing those who are early movers to confirm that being sustainable also means to be profitable over the long term” concludes Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid, Secretary General of FEPORT.
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid, Secretary General
M. Conor Feighan, Policy Advisor
Tel: +32 2 736 41 61