The Federation of European Private Port Operators and Terminals (FEPORT) members have announced a new publication regarding the environmental friendly actions that 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.
Gunther Bonz, President of FEPORT, said: “Bringing global emissions down to a sustainable level is possibly the biggest issue that has to be addressed in the twenty-first century. Terminal Operators are already mobilised 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.
“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 minimise the effects transport operations and improve the ‘intermodality footprint’. We also remain confident that other parties of the chain will also take their responsibilities.”
Daniele Ciulli, Chair of the Environment, Safety and Security Committee at FEPORT, said: “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.”
Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid, Secretary General of FEPORT, said: “This brochure is a first testimonial because for terminal operators, engagement in favour 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.”