Tarragona Port Authority is conscious of the challenges it must face in order to maintain competitiveness in a global economy at the same time as responding to the need to protect the environment and use energy resources responsibly.
For these reasons, a permanent objective of the Authority is the attainment of excellence in its environmental and energy management within the ambit of the Port of Tarragona. In order to fulfil this objective, the Port, the Presidency and General Management of Tarragona Port Authority give full support to the commitments included in this Environmental Policy document.
Waste control and management
21 recycling points.
Recycling centre and door-to-door collection.
Daily cleaning of roadways and of runoff waters.
Improvement of environmental management in building works (RCD).
Specific hygiene operations (Prats beach, Coast wharf, scrub at the Pedrera).
Waste control of maritime signals, maintenance, gardening, Marpol and water treatment residues.
Collaboration with the work performed by the Cemapt workforce.
Atmospheric Emissions Control
Commitment to reducing CO2 emissions.
CTQC odour-monitoring system.
Quality control of the air at the Port.
Environmental measurement equipment.
Maintenance of air-conditioning and heating units, and leak control.
Working protocols for solids imports.
EUROPEAN PROJECT CORELNGAS The objective of this project is to develop an integrated, safe and efficient logistics system for the supply of Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) as a fuel in the transport sector, and especially in maritime transport, in the Iberian Peninsula.
European Projects in the Tarragona Port Authority
Control of Sea Water Quality
Ongoing treatment of residual waters.
Control of the levels of polluting substances at source.
Management and control of the 26 sources of waste water. Authorisation and validation with the Catalan Water Agency.
Annual analyses of the 18 sources of waste water from sanitary operation.
Three-monthly analyses at one source of industrial waste water.
The fight against the pollution of the sea
Maritime Interior Plan drawn up by the Tarragona Port Authority and approved by the DGMM(Dirección General de la Marina Mercante, similar to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in the UK) in June 2014.
Sea Pollution Response Unit, a service operated by the APT in conjunction with the petrochemical terminals.
Control of the Quality of Terrestrial Soil
Preventive action in zones with risk of pollution.
Absorbent material, recipients to collect polluting substances, roofing which isolates surfaces from the rain, etc.
Our own network of 17 piezometers. Regular analyses of underground waters and sediments.
Pest Control and Prevention
Elimination of insects and rats from buildings, underground networks and lands.
Control of mosquitoes and other winged insects.
Sterilisation and control of cat colonies.
Control of pigeons: cages and capture with nets.
Environmental Control of Companies
Bonuses for good environmental practice.
Compulsory implantation and certification of environmental management systems in all concessionary companies.
Daily checks for environmental issues.
Environmental and Energy Awareness
Celebration of World Days on issues related to sustainability.
Day dedicated to energy efficiency awareness. Guide book about the birds in the port of Tarragona.
Activities with school groups and the Port Museum, APT personnel and Science Week.
Integrated Management System training for new workers at the APT, as well as for students on work placements.
Six-monthly awareness training for APT staff on the use of photocopies and printing.
Conservation and Biodiversity
Protected Sites: Nature Protection Areas.
Protected species such as the nesting sites of the Audouin’s Gull.
Encourage green areas in the Port.
Management of Natural Resources
Water and electricity efficiency.
Reduction of fuel use.
Environmental Quality certificates for vehicles.
Rationalisation in the use of paper: reduction of photocopies and printing, increased use of e-files, use of recycled paper.