Global Port Operators Partner on International Environmental Initiative

Five major global port terminal operators, along with Port of Rotterdam Authority (PRA), have partnered on a program called “Go Green” to address environmental issues facing the marine transportation industry.

The five terminal operators backing the initiative with the Port of Rotterdam authority are DP World, Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH), APM Terminals, PSA International and Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG).

APM Terminals said in a statement that this would be “first ever joint industry initiative of this magnitude to promote environmental awareness and make a sustainable difference in the communities in which they operate.”

The program, which will take place Sept. 14-21, will focus on three main themes: re-use and recycling, climate change, and the local communities of the respective port terminal operators.

The local business units of participating port operators will organize a variety of activities covering all three themes to promote global awareness, as well as identify potential local partners in the effort to improve the environment.  Activities will include “creating and upgrading local green spaces, launching educational programs, adopting waste recycling measures and community engagement.”

“ By continuing to focus on our ecosystem using innovation, new technologies and seeking behavioral change, the industry can make a major contribution to the well-being of our planet. This campaign is a watershed for marine terminal operators – it marks the beginning of a joint effort to bring about positive change to the lives of our people”,  said  DP World Chairman HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem about the “Go Green” program.

Source: ihs maritime 360