Port of Koper wins ESPO Award 2014


Port of Koper has been awarded this year’s ESPO (European Sea Ports Organisation) Award in recognition of its work in creating a sustainable future for the port and its surroundings. This year's ESPO award for the most environmental friendly European ports is entering to its sixth edition. The topics of the 2014 edition have been the innovative environmental projects and Port of 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 of marine sediments for construction purposes. 

Read more about the project. 

During the award ceremony last night in Brussels, Port of Koper was represented by its president of the management board Mr. Dragimir Matić who dedicated the award to his colleagues in the company who have worked for years on different fields of waste management and minimisation of the impacts of port activities on the environment: »We are very proud that Koper has been recognised as the best practice case among European ports regarding environmental issues. In the last ten years we have spent more than 30 million of euro in technical imporevemts and equipment to reduce the impact of port operations on the everyday lives of the local communities.” 

All the mentioned activities are well represented in a video Living with the green port. 

From left: ESPO’s Chairman Santiago Garcia-Mila, Joao Aguiar Machado, Director General DG MOVE at the European Commission and Dragomir Matić.