Luka Koper on the shortlist for ESPO Award


An international commission of experts has shortlisted Luka Koper as one of five finalists, which are competing for the award of the Association ESPO (European Sea Ports Organisation). This year's ESPO award for the most environmental friendly European ports is entering to its sixth edition. Twenty ports applied to the call for proposals. Besides Luka Koper, the Spanish port of Huelva, Portuguese port of Lisbon, French port Marseille and the Dutch port of Rotterdam are shortlisted finalists. “It has been very difficult to select five shortlisted projects. The five shortlisted ports prove to be concerned about the way they interact with their neighbours. These ports clearly demonstrate they respect the people who live close to them and carry responsibility towards the environment they work in,” said jury chairman Dirk Sterckx. 

The ESPO Award will be officially handed out during the ceremony which will be held on November 4, 2014 in Brussels. 

The themes of the 2014 edition have been the innovative environmental projects and Luka Koper applied to the call of proposals with the project No waste, just resources!, dealing with good practices in the waste management in the Port of Koper, highlighting the spraying of dusty cargoes with cellulose mixture, use of waste wood for heating, composting and use if marine sediments for construction purposes. 

Luka Koper has been shortlisted for the third time; in 2010 and 2011, for the project Living with the Ports.