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Santos Pilots operates in the largest port in Latin America, at the Port of Santos, in Brazil. The company carried out the environmental monitoring of its activities through VGP-Environmental Management, a program developed by Via Green Institute, which manages five environmental aspects: Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Energy Efficiency, Direct Water Footprint, Effluent Generation and Solid Waste. In 2018, based on its annual Environmental Report, the carbon footprint of the pilotage operations was estimated, reaching the emission factor of 106 kg CO2e per manoeuvre. According to this, it is possible to evaluate objectively the environmental performance of the company. The report provides subsidies for the implementation of continuous improvement aiming at gradually mitigating of the environmental impacts of its operations.
Via Green Institute is a non-profit organization that values the prevention and monitoring of negative impacts and externalities on society and the environment, promoting the preservation, conservation and recovery of natural resources and biodiversity. Via Green Institute created ‘ECOPILOT Certification procedure, which consists on calculating and offset GHG emissions of pilotage activities. Neutralization occurs through support for certified environmental projects and the planting of native trees for recovery and degraded areas.
Source: Instituto Via Green
Applied Technology & ManagementApplied Technology & Management is an international coastal, waterfront and water resources engineering firm.
Acostasub Subsea and Maritime engineering Company
Inland Navigation Europe (INE)is the European platform of waterway authorities and organisations promoting transport by water.
New York State Canal Corporation The Canal Corporation runs the New York State Canal System, which includes the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca canals.
Maritime Pilots Malaysiaa national professional organisation registered with the Registrar of Society Malaysia that functions to represent the interest of Maritime Pilot's professionalism.
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Two-day sustainability congress on 22 and 23 March 2018 to be organised under the aegis of IAPH (International Association of Ports and Harbors), together with AAPA (American Association of Port Authorities), ESPO (European Sea Ports Organisation), AIVP (International Association of Cities and Ports) and PIANC (World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure) by the Port of Antwerp in cooperation with IAPH. The aim is to transform and expand the existing World Ports Climate Initiative (WPCI) so that ports around the world can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Convention. The international event focuses primarily on the integration of the 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) within the port/maritime sector.
Patrick Verhoeven, Director IAPH
“Ten years after the World Ports Climate Initiative, we are broadening the scope of climate change to include corporate social responsibility. World ports are being challenged to reconcile sustainable development with further industrial challenges. That is why we believe it is necessary to make the WPCI become the WPSP: the World Ports Sustainability Program, a programme that aims to make an important contribution to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.”
Eric de Deckere, Technical Manager Sustainable Transition, Port of Antwerp
“Finally, the Port of Antwerp Authority takes an active role in making the maritime/port interface more sustainable. It is in this context that the World Ports Sustainability Program will be launched in Antwerp on 22 and 23 March, with the global port sectors committing themselves to making an active contribution to the UN-SDGs. The Antwerp port community is pursuing an active policy and there are many inspiring examples to be found within our platform. Together with all actors in the port, the Antwerp Port Authority wants to to create sustainable added value and reconcile economic, social and ecological interests. We aim to play a pioneering role in the Hamburg-Le Havre range by taking a leading role in sustainability.”
The draft Air Quality Strategy was published for consultation in early December 2017. The consultation will close on 23 January 2018. For full details click here