1. Home
  2. / Industry
  3. / Sustainability in ports and shipyards – Find out how it happens in practice
reading time 2 min read

Sustainability in ports and shipyards – Find out how it happens in practice

Written by Valdemar Medeiros
Published 30/12/2020 às 13:52
Sustainability - ports - shipyards
Sustainability in ports and shipyards

How does the sustainability of ports and shipyards work in Brazil? Experts answer and are increasingly paying attention to these questions

Brazilian ports and shipyards have the technology to manage the sustainability of their activities. What is lacking, according to specialists, is the standardization of strategies to act in the prevention and contingency of environmental impacts inherent to port operations.

Read also

Ports and shipyards and their importance to the economy

Brazilian ports and shipyards are of great importance for the economic development of several countries, as is the case of Brazilian ports, which are responsible for more than half of imports and exports. Therefore, there is a very important issue to be remembered, rethought and executed by the port authorities, the sustainability of port terminals.

This concern stems from the various changes made by ports and shipyards in their locations, such as polluting gas emissions, solid waste emissions, changes in nearby ecosystems, and other impacts.

Therefore, there is a need for well-structured environmental management, increasingly aimed at avoiding negative environmental impacts in port areas, bringing benefits both to port terminals and shipyards, as well as to society. This work then performs a bibliographic study on the concept of sustainability in order to understand and align with the port sector applying to public terminals.

Port of Santos is an example of sustainability

Environmental Sustainability at the Port of Santos has become an inseparable part of its business. In 1999, the Environment and Occupational Safety area was structured, focused on the environmental management of activities carried out in the Organized Port, responsible for planning and organizing the use of spaces located in the Organized Port.

The SPA centralizes the environmental information arising from the actions carried out by each tenant located in the Port or by the different operators and ships that dock there.

SPA, as administrator of the Port of Santos, is responsible for monitoring compliance with environmental legislation by each actor that uses the Santos port complex to carry out its activities.

Valdemar Medeiros

Journalist in training, specialist in creating content with a focus on SEO actions. Writes about the Automotive Industry, Renewable Energy and Science and Technology

Share across apps