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European Ports Recognize The Environmental Excellence Of Valenciaport

European ports recognize the environmental excellence of Valenciaport

Source: Valenciaport
All the investments planned in the coming years in the Valenciaport area entail a series of sustainability commitments to achieve the 2030 goal, zero emissions – October 15, 2020 The Port Authority of Valencia was the first in Spain to register the Carbon Footprint in the registry of the Ministry of Ecological Transition Valenciaport has been named the most intelligent port in the Spanish port
system, leading the ranking in categories such as environment The Valencia Port Authority (APV) has renewed the PERS (Port Environment Review System) environmental certification, a European standard that highlights the specific management of the port sector and is promoted by the European Organization of Ports Maritime (ESPO). APV has been the holder of this certification since 2003 and it has been successively renewed, complying with the strictest environmental requirements established by ESPO. This certification consolidates the European recognition of excellence in the work for sustainability and the involvement with an environment that respects the environment carried out by the entire Valencian port community. The goal of Valenciaport with 2030, zero emissions is two decades ahead of the decarbonization and greenhouse gas reduction targets that Spain, Europe and international organizations have projected for 2050. The actions and investments planned by APV are being developed for many years under the guideline shared by the port community of combining growth and sustainability. Thus, the investments planned in the coming years in the Valenciaport area entail a series of sustainability commitments to achieve this zero emissions objective. Investments that are aimed at promoting the use of alternative energy to traditional fossil fuels such as hydrogen, renewable energy (photovoltaic, wind), LNG, without ruling out other alternatives that are currently being evaluated. Thus, for example, progress is already being made in the construction of an electrical substation that will allow the auxiliary motors of ships to be connected to the shore power while they are docked, a technology known as On-shore Power Supply, Cold Ironing or Shore connection. Along these lines, it is necessary to highlight that projects such as the new container terminal projected in the northern expansion will be the most environmentally advanced in the world, since it will minimize the emission of CO2 through the electricity supply to ships, it will contemplate the use of up to 98% of electrical machinery, the origin of the energies will be 100% from renewable sources, or the reduction of 98% of current CO2 emissions. Likewise, the new passenger terminal establishes in the specifications that the berths must be equipped with a power supply network for the docked ships; and the roofs and roofs of existing buildings must allow the installation of photovoltaic solar panels. In this, APV’s commitment to environmental management and respect for the environment, the air quality monitoring network will be expanded, through the installation of new control cabins, an initiative framed in the GREEN C PORTS project, and now Seven new environmental sensors have been enabled to complement current equipment. It should be noted, at this point, that the GREEN C PORTS project, funded by the EU through its CEF program, has been selected as a finalist in the call for the EnerTIC2020 awards in the Intelligent Infrastructures category. The smartest port Valenciaport leads the ranking of the Top 10 Smart Ports of the Spanish Port System, a ranking prepared by the Civil Engineering magazine of CEDEX after evaluating the ports that are part of the Spanish port system from an economic, social / institutional, environmental and degree perspective. digitization. Valenciaport tops the list with a total of 299.47 points, 17 points above the second classified which is the port of Barcelona and more than 50 points from the third which is the port of Bilbao. In this ranking, Valencian ports have also led the Environmental and Social categories. In environmental parameters, Valenciaport has been the first Spanish port with 67.73, more than 9 points above the second classified that has been Huelva, and 15 above Barcelona or 36 points more than Algeciras. Pioneer in environmental standards APV was the first port authority in Spain to register the Carbon Footprint of a port area in the Carbon Footprint registry created by the Ministry of Ecological Transition, obtaining the “Calculo” seal. In addition, Valencia is also a pioneer port in the world in measuring its Carbon Footprint under the standard of ISO 14064-1: 2012, a methodology that includes measurement at four levels: emissions from electricity and fuel consumption of the PAV, concession companies, ships and land transport produced within the port area of ​​València. The PERS system is the only  specific environmental management standard for  the port sector and incorporates, in addition to the main general requirements of recognized standards (such as ISO 14001), port specifications based on ESPO recommendations, which are audited by a independent and internationally recognized firm such as Lloyd’s Register. European ports recognize the environmental excellence of ValenciaportValenciaport is part of the “EcoPorts” port network, which is the main environmental initiative of the European port sector and whose objective is to improve environmental management and raise awareness about environmental protection through cooperation and the exchange of knowledge between the different ports. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de València (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia)

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