ESPO congratulates the Port of Huelva (Spain) for achieving PERS certification

20 December 2016

ESPO is delighted to congratulate the Port of Huelva for achieving PERS certification. The Port of Huelva, which joined the EcoPorts network in 2015, is achieving PERS certification for the first time. The certificate was handed over during a special ceremony organised at the port on 20 December 2016.

ESPO senior policy advisor Antonis Michail hands over the PERS certificate to Mr Javier Barrero López, Chairman of the Port of Huelva

PERS is the only port sector specific environmental management standard. It is the flagship product of the EcoPorts network and is offered as part of the ESPO services to its members through the EcoPorts website ( Compliance with the PERS standard is independently assessed by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance and the certificate has a validity of 2 years. There are 27 ports in Europe and its neighbouring countries currently certified by PERS. ESPO encourages all ports within its membership to join the EcoPorts network and apply for PERS certification.

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