ESPO is delighted to congratulate the ports of Bremen/Bremerhaven, Moerdijk and Niedersachsen Ports Wilhelmshaven for achieving PERS certification. 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. ESPO congratulates the ports on their commitment and achievement. Niedersachsen Ports Wilhelmshaven achieves PERS certification for the first time and ESPO welcomes the port to the distinguished network of PERS certified ports. Furthermore, ESPO is delighted on the Niedersachsen Ports commitment to gradually achieve PERS certification for all the ports under their management.
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 encourages all ports within its membership to implement the scheme and to get certified.