EcoPorts is the main environmental initiative of the European port sector. It was initiated by a
number of proactive ports in 1997 and has been fully integrated into the European Sea Ports
Organisation (ESPO) since 2011.
At the same time the neutral, independent and non profit ECO Sustainable logistics Chain
Foundation, ECOSLC started its introduction in ports outside Europe and in port terminals
worldwide. The overarching principle of EcoPorts is to raise awareness on environmental
protection through cooperation and sharing of knowledge between ports and improve environmental
EcoPorts provides two well-established tools to its members:
- Self Diagnosis Method (SDM)
SDM checklist: identify environmental risks
SDM Comparison: compare your SDM score with the World average
SDM Review: receive expert's advice and personalised recommendations
Port Environmental Review System (PERS, certificate assessed by Lloyds register)
These tools fit ports of different sizes and at different stages in the development of their
environmental priorities. Read more about the EcoPorts tools here.
Check out the history of EcoPorts here!