ESPO is delighted to congratulate the ports of Tanger Med and Castellon for achieving PERS certification. The port of Tanger Med is the first Moroccan port that achieves PERS certification and ESPO is happy to see the scheme expanding in the neighbouring countries of Europe and ensuring the same high environmental standards. The port of Castellon is a long supporter of the EcoPorts approach and gets PERS recertified for the fifth time in a row after its initial certification back in 2006. ESPO thanks the port of Castellon for its commitment to EcoPorts.
PERS is the only port sector specific environmental management standard. It is the flagship product of the EcoPorts network and is offered as part of the ESPO services to its members through the EcoPorts website (www.ecoports.com). Compliance with the PERS standard is independently assessed by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance and the certificate has a validity of 2 years. There are 25 ports in Europe and its neighboring countries currently certified by PERS. ESPO is delighted to observe the increased interest shown to PERS by European port authorities and encourages all ports within its membership to implement the scheme and to get certified