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Environmental trophies (ESI) for 2013: HAROPA re-affirms its support to green calls

Environmental trophies (ESI) for 2013: HAROPA re-affirms its support to green calls

HAROPA – the grouping of the ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris – repeats its support to the shipping companies which contribute to its environmental approach initiated in 2012. The winners were awarded their prize in the course of the 2nd Environmental Trophies (ESI  (*) ) on March 5 th , in Le Havre.

In 29 ports in the world - including HAROPA -, the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) is the benchmark which assesses the environmental performance of ships. Its aim is: contributing to the reduction of the emission of air pollutants.

From 2013, HAROPA, taking this index as the basis for the assessment, has chosen to reward the shipping companies whose ships emit fewer pollutants and less CO 2 and who make the effort to go beyond what is required by current standards and regulations. This environmental reward awarded by HAROPA can reach up to the equivalent of 10% of the port dues paid by shipowners.

For 2014, the ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris propose a joint charter to shipping companies, thus strengthening the environmental commitment of HAROPA and reaffirming the will they have to set up green calls in the core of a sustainable logistics chain.

It’s worth mentioning again that, by fostering sea and river combined transport, HAROPA is anxious to help to respect the commitment made during the Environmental Grenelle forum and improve the quality of its environment while reducing the impact of its business. River transport indeed generates four times less CO2 than road haulage: 5,000 tonnes carried by river equal 250 trucks less on the roads.

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