Promoting an environmental management system for each port is a necessary condition to seek the implementation of practical measures that contribute to so-called sustainable ports. Public policies focused on this area, involving companies that use private and public port terminals and state-owned companies that manage port operations, is a differential that can positively contribute to the search for sustainability and use of renewable and clean energy in port operations.
Having a port integrated with its surroundings, which knows how to live harmoniously with the city that surrounds it, generating wealth and not denigrating the environment, is a great challenge for humanity.
Some world ports located in Europe and the United States can serve as a reference model for other ports around the world. These ports use renewable energy in their transport, storage and handling operations. They use renewable energies to load and unload ships, minimize or eliminate the use of fossil fuels in their day-to-day operations, and manage the entire chain of entrances and ships at their terminals, as well as other modes integrated to ports.
This study will analyze some of the experiences of international ports in the use of the design of sustainable logistic operations and report on the role of each player in the quest to meet environmental aspects and promote a harmonious environment between ports and their surroundings, contributing to the low emission of gases contributing to the world more logistically sustainable.
Green port Renewable energy Port operations Environmental management system
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Project 2015/00277-8, sponsored by FAPESP, a Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo.
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