Date: Feb 04, 2016
By: Turloch Mooney, Senior Editor
Taiwan International Ports Corporation expects to have an
independently audited environmental management system in place for all ports under its jurisdiction by the end of 2017.
TIPC secured EcoPorts certification for the ports of Keelung and Taichung at the end of last year and has targeted to have the ports of Taipei and Hualien certified with the port environmental review system this year, followed by the ports of Anping and Suao in 2017. The Port of Kaohsiung was certified in October of 2014.
EcoPorts certification is essentially a commitment by the port to recognize the impact of port operations on the environment as an intrinsic component of business and strategic policy. Overseen by the European Seaports Organization, it includes recognition of the need to comply with relevant legislation, reduce risk, protect the environment and make operations more sustainable in a progressive manner. [FULL STORY]