2019 October 23
Baku Port is the first port in the Caspian region to receive the PERS – EcoPorts certificate of the European Sea Ports Organization (ESPO).
The Harbor Environmental Analysis System (PERS) is a specific standard for raising awareness of the harbor environment in Europe and helping ports achieve sustainable development goals.
This certificate encourages the application of advanced technologies, especially in the areas of energy use, waste management, air quality, digitalization and automation.
The EcoPorts’ environmental standard requires that the port’s environmental policy be made public and available to the public. Not only does the port open up new horizons with the Baku Port certification, but the EcoPorts network is expanding further east. “
During an awards ceremony Director General of the Baku Harbor Taleh Ziyadov said, “Being an EcoPort for Baku Harbor represents a true faith in green and sustainable future. As a result of the purposeful work done by the European partners over the last three years, the Baku Port will continue to be an example for other ports in the region with its environmental policy.”
ESPO Secretary General Jezebel Rickbost congratulated Baku Harbor on receiving PERS certification and noted: Relationship with the local community is vital to the Port Authority and helps to increase the transparency and accountability of the EcoPorts port sector.
There are 34 EcoPort in Europe, including the most active ports in Rotterdam and Barcelona.
Baku Harbor closely cooperates with the European Union in operational efficiency, harbor management, environment and risk management policies. It already has ISO 9001: 2015, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 certifications. In addition, it has incorporated the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in business processes and operations.
Located at the strategic crossroads of Europe and Asia and at the crossroads of major markets such as China, Turkey, Iran and Russia, the Baku Harbor is intended to become Eurasia’s leading logistics and trade centre.