The information offered by the five particle meter stations located in the port of Castellón can be consulted from today in real time through the website of the Castellón Port Authority.
The president of the Castellón Port Authority, Rafa Simó, stressed that “with this we fulfill a double commitment to environmental sustainability and public transparency.”
The data shown is from the five stations that cover the entire perimeter of the port of Castellón and that allow to instantly know the information, interpret the data to improve air quality and plan port operations in the if necessary. A monitoring and surveillance program of emissions that has been carried out since 2019 through meteorological sensors and particulate material that is now shown to the public through the web.
This network is integrated into the sensor network of the Generalitat Valenciana. In fact, the board of directors of the Castellón Port Authority approved last June a voluntary agreement with the Generalitat Valencia.
It is a pioneering agreement, being the first in the Spanish port system, and represents a commitment between both administrations to achieve the objectives of reducing atmospheric pollution, while establishing the necessary mechanisms to not exceed the emission limits of legally established airborne particles.
This agreement is part of the 2030 Agenda strategy and the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals.
In addition, the Port Authority has developed a Code of Good Practices for the loading and unloading of powdery materials.
It should be remembered that the port of Castellón expanded in 2019 from 2 to 5 the network of measurement stations within its environmental protection policy, which includes a total of 18 actions, mostly related to the reduction of particles in the atmosphere. These actions are developed from different areas such as handling of merchandise, circulation of road traffic, stockpiling of materials, data collection network on the level of particle concentration and environmental information, among others.