After receiving certification from the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) on November 14, 2014, Kaohsiung Port, Taiwan has become the first eco-port in the Asia-Pacific Region.
The Philippine Star reported the owner of the Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) as saying that since 2012, Kaohsiung has promoted a series of green policies.
It has also implemented high environmental protection standards and submitted an application to ESPO to become an eco-port in 2013.
EcoPort certification is expected to encourage like-minded shipping companies to not only retain, but also consider expanding their operations at the Port of Kaohsiung.
It also aims to encourage shippers and logistics to opt for Kaohsiung as a preferred destination for trade, while increasing warehousing volume, and boosting overall business performance.
In response to the international trend of green-port and eco-port transition, TIPC launched its Greening the Ports Action Plan in 2013, covering all its seven ports.
Kaohsiung: First Eco-Port in the Asia-Pacific. (Source: Bustler)