The world’s first cruise port green is Turkish
Ege Port Kuşadası has been granted the Ecoports Port Environmental Review
Ege Port Kuşadası has become the first cruise port in the world to be granted the Ecoports Port Environmental Review Systems (PERS) certificate, the only port sector specific environmental management standard, that requires that the port presents an overview of major environmental issues that shows the environmental impact of the port operations and connected with this, to present the legal requirements that are aimed to reduce this impact.
PERS also requires that the port has trained personnel and budgets to be able to realize this improvement, to use performance indicators to measure results and to demonstrate the results. Certification is awarded after a successful audit by the independent auditor, in this case Lloyd’s Register, Netherlands.
Operated by the world’s largest cruise port operator Global Ports Holding Plc (GPH), Ege Port Kuşadası received Ecoports PERS accreditation - valid for a period of 2 years - in May.
“GPH recognises improvements that cruise ports can make to become more sustainable. As the world’s largest cruise port operator we are keen to play our part and are delighted that Ege Port Kuşadası has been recognised in this way; we look forward to applying this environmental best practice to other cruise ports we operate worldwide” Emre Sayin, Global Ports Holding CEO, said.