Terminal operators unveil ‘go green’ initiative
AS part of measures to promote environmental awareness and make a sustainable difference in the communities in which they operate, leading container terminal and port operators have teamed up to launch the ‘Go Green,’ described as the first ever joint industry initiative.
Global marine terminal operators DP World, Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH), APM Terminals, PSA International and Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG), joined by the Port of Rotterdam Authority (PRA), will start the one-week campaign on September 14 with focus on three main themes: re-use and recycling, climate change, and the communities in which they operate.
“This is the right thing to do for the environment, for the communities we operate in, and our employees. Working together, we can address the critical issues facing the environment and act as a catalyst for global change,” APM Terminals Chief Executive Officer, Kim Fejfer said.
According to worldmaritimenews.com, the campaign will also try to identify local partners in the effort to improve the environment. Creating and upgrading local green spaces, launching educational programmes, adopting waste recycling measures and community engagements are some of the activities that will take place.
”Safeguarding the environment is the responsibility of all of us and by joining forces across the industry this initiative will make greater impact worldwide. International efforts require partnerships to make them a success and by coming together we can all make a sustainable difference in the communities in which we operate,” DP World Chairman HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem said.
”By continuing to focus on our ecosystem using innovation, new technologies and seeking behavioural change, the industry can make a major contribution to the wellbeing of our planet. This campaign is a watershed for marine terminal operators – it marks the beginning of a joint effort to bring about positive change to the lives of our people.”