Port of StocktonBühler GmbHTMS Awards 2023ViganTelestackTBA Group
  • Port of South Louisiana
  • Sailors Society
  • Port of Stockton
  • Van Aalst
  • Geneva Dry
  • TMS Awards 2023

Bilbao joins EcoPorts network

Bilbao joins EcoPorts network

(Posted on 08/01/22)

The port of Bilbao has become a member of the EcoPorts network, the main environmental initiative of the European port sector. The network has 121 members and is fully integrated into the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO).

To achieve this, the Port Authority has successfully completed the SDM (Self Diagnosis Method), a questionnaire on various port-related issues.

This initiative builds on a series of other activities taken by the Port Authority to turn Bilbao into a Green Port and an environmental benchmark. In this sense, 27 of the projects undertaken by the port fall within at least six sustainable development goals, in line with the objectives of the 2030 Agenda; it has renewed its EMAS certification for the sixth consecutive year; it has become the first port in the world to be awarded an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), an analysis of the environmental impact of port activities; and it has replaced the port’s 1,300 outdoor lights with LED technology, thereby delivering a 50% energy saving compared to the previous lighting arrangement. These and other improvements have enabled the port to reduce its CO? emissions by 66% over the period 2017-20.

At the same time, the port has developed a balanced scorecard for real-time environmental monitoring, with indicators on real-time air quality (and data from the last 7 days), meteorology and oceanography.

Another milestone has been set this year: the drawing up of an energy transition plan, scheduled for completion early next year.

Latest News

Sastry: Africa’s mining industry offers high margins and long-term contracts

(Posted on 20/06/24)

Speaking at this year’s Drycon conference in Mumbai, Capt. Pappu Sastry, CEO of Adhira Shipping... Read more


Tunley Environmental announces ambitious transatlantic expansion plans

(Posted on 19/06/24)

Sustainability consultancy Tunley Environmental is announcing ambitious transatlantic expansion plans... Read more


Duluth earns favourable marks in Green Marine environmental rating

(Posted on 14/06/24)

The Duluth Seaway Port Authority and its terminal operations on Rice’s Point ranked among the... Read more


Humber Freeport makes new home in historic trade centre

(Posted on 07/06/24)

Associated British Ports (ABP) has announced that the Humber Freeport Company has located its headquarters... Read more


Partnership for Lake Ontario short sea shipping corridor with USA

(Posted on 07/06/24)

The Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA Ports) has announced an agreement with an affiliate of Beowulf... Read more


Stockholm and Baltic ports seek funds for Ukrainian cooperation

(Posted on 01/06/24)

Ports of Stockholm, together with Odessa headquartered law firm Interlegal and the Baltic Ports Organization... Read more


German and Lithuanian ports working together

(Posted on 31/05/24)

Co-operation in the maritime industry between Lithuania and Germany continues to grow. This is one of... Read more


New collaboration on Flemish seaport circular economy impact

(Posted on 28/05/24)

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) has launches a new chair in collaboration with Circular Flanders... Read more


AD Ports launches Maritime Sustainability Research Centre

(Posted on 28/05/24)

AD Ports Group, a leading facilitator of global trade, logistics and industry, based in Abu Dhabi, has... Read more


250 hectares available for new industrial activities on HAROPA Port land

(Posted on 22/05/24)

The “France 2030 Turnkey Sites” scheme announced in May 2023 by the French government has... Read more


CimbriaGeneva DryVan AalstPort of South LouisianaSailors Society
  • Vigan
  • Telestack

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping