The location of the Port of Alicante, inexorably joined to the city from which it takes its name, has been a determining factor for which the Port Authority has recently promoted an unprecedented environmental strategy.
That strategy has been reinforced by creating an environmental section, made up of highly qualified personnel, with the purpose of exploring actions aimed at reducing air polluting emissions as much as possible and creating mechanisms focused on sustainability.
Alicante Port Authority is committed to contributing to the achievement of the sustainable development goals included in the 2030 Agenda and, in particular, the initiatives agreed for the State Owned Port System as a whole.
In this regard, one of the greatest challenges we face centres on improving air quality in relation to the handling of solid bulk at the port’s esplanades at the quays of the exterior wharf. It is very important traffic for our port: in financial year 2019 it entailed 43% of total goods, measured in tonnes.
We have also incentivised private investment being allocated to environmental protection and have promoted rail use as a method to reduce CO2 emissions.
We have also committed to 100% renewable energy, creating upgrade projects on our power grid in order to be more efficient, providing facilities with LED lighting and expanding our photovoltaic installation.
The Port of Alicante continues to advance in having an appropriate characterisation of all the environmental variables within its sphere of management, water quality being another priority goal with regard to environmental control and follow-up.