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The Port Authority reduces its carbon footprint by 12%

22 January 2024

22-01-2024. The Ministry for Ecological Transition has approved the Port Authority of Castellon’s carbon footprint for the years 2020 to 2022, thereby recognising the organisation’s efforts to fight climate change which have led to a reduction of 12% in emissions compared to 2019. This decrease is the result of a number of different projects promoted by the Port Authority to minimise its environmental impact and to establish an ambitious strategy to decarbonise and make its operations more sustainable.

The main initiatives carried out by the Port Authority of Castellon have centred on making public lighting more energy efficient and on increasing the number of zero-emission vehicles through the use of hybrid and electric models. These initiatives are in line with the State-owned Ports Body’s Strategic Framework and demonstrate PortCastelló’s commitment to introducing measures that mitigate the climate emergency.

The APC’s carbon footprint went down from 539.33 to 474.89 tonnes of CO2 equivalent associated with Scope 1 and 2 activities between 2019 and 2022. Scope 1 emissions are direct emissions released by sources that are controlled or owned by the APC whilst indirect emissions (Scope 2) are associated with the purchase of electricity acquired and consumed by the Port Authority.

The Port Authority of Castellon continues to make progress within the framework of its carbon footprint reduction plan, which includes projects such as the installation of photovoltaic panels for self-consumption in the Port Authority’s buildings and the purchasing of electricity with a guarantee of origin, i.e., proof that the electricity consumed comes from renewable sources.  These initiatives, together with projects such as the electrification of docks and operations and the commitment to alternative fuels (ammonia, hydrogen and methanol, among others), consolidate PortCastelló’s progress towards greater sustainability.

The Port Authority’s objective is to harness innovation to adapt its operations to the demands of the port sector and to reduce its facilities’ carbon footprint.

The Port Authority of Castellon also has an environmental management system certified in accordance with ISO 14001:2015. In addition, it renews its ECOPORTS PERS certification every two years, which strengthens compliance with environmental legislation and contributes to the Port of Castellon’s sustainable development and environmental protection.

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