The Ports of Bremen/Bremerhaven in Germany, Moerdijk, the Netherlands, and Morocco’s Tangier MED have achieved PERS certification.
Isabelle Ryckbost, ESPO secretary general, handed over the PERS certificates to the port representatives at a ceremony during the GreenPort Congress in Venice.
Antonis Michail, EcoPorts coordinator, said: "As every year it is a great pleasure, on the occasion of the GreenPort Conference, to give credits to ports achieving high environmental recognition to PERS Certification.”
“I hope the achievement of Bremen/Bremerhaven, Moerdijk and Port of Tangier Med will motivate other ports to join the EcoPorts network."
The ports of Bremen/Bremerhaven and Moerdijk are long-standing supporters of the EcoPorts tools and approach and are being awarded their PERS certificate for the third and fifth consecutive time respectively.
Tangier Med is the first Moroccan port that achieves PERS certification. ESPO said that it is delighted to see the scheme expanding in the neighbouring countries of Europe and ensuring the application of the same high environmental standards
PERS is the flagship product of the EcoPorts network and is offered as part of the ESPO services to its members through the EcoPorts website.
Compliance with the PERS standard is independently assessed by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance and the certificate has a validity of two years.
There are 25 ports in Europe and its neighbouring countries currently certified by PERS.