The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) has begun evaluating air quality levels at Valenciaport, informing the port community and residents of Valencia on key environmental parameters derived from port operations.
This initiative comes as part of the port’s Green C Ports project which aims, through digitalisation, to increase the efficiency of port operations while promoting environmental sustainability, increase the connectivity of the port with the city and reduce the impacts of its operations, and improve the information and interoperability systems.
The PAV has equipped, installed, and configured two environmental control and air quality measurement cabins in Valenciaport and another in the Port Sagunto. These measure the levels of concentration in the area of port activity and monitor their scope in urban centres.
These cabins are equipped with the latest technology for measuring and controlling atmospheric pollutants, utilising five gas analysers that measure the concentration of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, ozone, carbon monoxide and PM10 and PM2.5 particles.
Air quality levels at the port can be checked in real-time via the port’s website.
The Green C Ports project is part of the PAV’s strategic plan to promote sustainable development and improve emissions from ports and ships through innovative solutions, thus contributing to its Valenciaport 2030, zero-emissions objectives.
The project, which is coordinated by the Valenciaport Foundation, is co-financed by the European Union through the Connecting Europe Facility programme and is also being developed in the ports of Venice, Piraeus, Bremerhaven, and Wilhelmshaven.
PTI recently spoke to Josep-Sanz Argent, Project Manager of the H2Ports Project and Member of the Innovation and Port Cluster Development Team of Fundación Valenciaport, about his prediction for what the port will look like in the near future through its dedication to sustainability.
Argent revealed that hydrogen is a great component that is predicted to become a large part of making operations greener. Additionally, a new terminal is currently being planned at the port that is set to be 96% electrified.