Valencia, Spain (PortSEurope) May 8, 2020 – The Ecoport II project, operated by Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia) for port community companies has resulted, in 2019, in lower energy consumption and waste recovery. It applies to the ports of Valencia, Sagunto and Gandia. Participating companies include Balearia Eurolineas Maritimes, MSC Terminal Valencia, CEPSA, Galp, Intersagunto Terminales, Noatum Terminal Sagunto,
CSP Iberian Valencia Terminal, APM Terminals Valencia, Trasmediterránea and Valencia Terminal Europa. The project objectives have been formulated voluntarily by the companies and are additional to the Environmental Management System of each one of them, for which they have meant a qualitative and quantitative improvement of the environment in the ports managed by the APV. Companies that make up the Ecoport II Environmental Committee formulated a total of seven environmental objectives that could be selected by companies that wanted to. In 2019 these objectives have been: Increase in the percentage of waste recovered. This objective was selected by 5 companies, 21% of the total, with a percentage of achievement of 100%. It is estimated that, among the five companies, the volume of recovered waste has increased by 9%, with a total of 800 kilos.Decreased water consumption. This objective was selected by 6 companies, 25% of the total. 67% of them managed to reduce their water consumption by approximately 17%, representing a decrease equivalent to 1,500 liters.Reduction of fuel consumption by 1%. This objective was selected by 13 companies and average savings of 19% have been verified, which represents a decrease in consumption equivalent to 300,000 liters.Decrease in electricity consumption 1%. This objective was selected by 15 companies and, of these, 10 companies obtained a reduction in their electricity consumption of approximately 9.5%, which represents around 802,000 Kw / h.Use of alternative energy sources. This objective was selected by two companies and 50% compliance has been reached.Calculation of the carbon footprint. This objective was selected by 8 companies, all of which have achieved their achievement.Participation in environmental initiatives. This objective was selected by 18 companies and 16 of them have been actively involved. Likewise, in 2019, an environmental commitment was made to training and awareness given in certified companies and level 5 that could be fulfilled both within the framework of the Ecoport II project and internally by each company. In total, 3,500 hours have been spent and 70% of the workers that make up the Ecoport II group have completed training courses. Currently, the Environmental Committee of the Ecoport II project is made up of 24 companies: Aljibes Bosca, Moorings of the Port of Valencia, Port Authority of Valencia, Balearia Eurolineas Maritimes, Fertiberia, MSC Terminal Valencia, CEPSA, Galp, Intersagunto Terminales, Noatum Terminal Sagunto, CSP Iberian Valencia Terminal, Saggas, Infraportva, Tepsa, Sertego Puerto Valencia, APM Terminals Valencia, Porlesa, Tugboats Boluda, Trasmediterránea, Transportes Remedios Torres, Seroil Valencia, Valencia Terminal Europa, Vareser96 and Velas Lluch. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia) Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.