The port was granted membership of the International
EcoPorts network, having completed assessments to benchmark its environmental
and sustainability practices against 120 major ports across Europe, Asia, North
America and South America.
“Port of Newcastle is pleased to be part of a global network
of ports operating within an established environmental and sustainability
framework that understands and actively addresses the complex aspects of port
operations,” Port of Newcastle environmental adviser, Jackie Spiteri, said.
“We not only commit to meeting EcoPort’s world’s-best
practice standards, but will work with other ports across the region to
champion the environmental and sustainability benefits available for the
The development comes on the back of Port of Newcastle’s
intention to further expand automation and electrification of the port in an
effort to improve efficiency, reduce emissions and minimise its environmental
Port of Newcastle is now working towards achieving certification
under EcoPort’s Port Environmental Review System, which is independently tested
against best practice management by Lloyds Register and is the only system of
its type in the world, the port explained.