Climate change will have an impact both on the resilience of the Maritime sector and changing patterns of trade. This amplifies the need to protect the marine ecosystem, and we work in line with Maritime UK’s goals and with Government to minimise the sector’s impact upon the environment, championing collaboration and sharing best practice.

EcoPort certified

We're incredibly proud that in 2023 we successfully maintained our EcoPort status, now marking 10 years of EcoPort certification. EcoPorts is the main initiative monitoring environmental standards within the European Port sector. We are one of only two ports in the UK to fulfill the necessary environmental management standards to achieve full audited and reviewed status under the Port Environmental Review System (PERS). Having held this accreditation since 2013, this places Shoreham Port amongst the most environmentally proactive ports in the world.

Saving energy and reducing our carbon emissions

Understanding the impact of our work on the environment is something that we are keen to get a clearer picture of, and we have formed an early-adopter partnership with AqualisBreamar Loc to build a port-specific emissions tracker. This portal will help us to monitor the emissions from of our vessels, vehicles and office spaces, as we transition towards cleaner energy alternatives, helping us to identify areas for improvement. 

Cleaning our water, land and air

Our two new Sea Bins are working efficiently to help keep the waters of our canal free of rubbish and debris. They filter 25,000 litres of water an hour and catch nearly 4kg of rubbish every day, right down to micro plastics, as small as 2mm across.

We have adapted our fleet of more than 60 forklifts, cranes and other heavy machinery from diesel to using low emission gas-to-liquid fuel and have electrified 2/3 of our fleet of vans. 

Green energy

At a Trust Port that is a driver of the regional economy, we are committed to innovating and improving the local energy ecosystem for the benefit of all stakeholders, and are uniquely placed to generate renewable energy.

The location and landscape of the Port has lent itself to large-scale energy generation in the past and offers huge opportunities to transform the energy ecosystems of the future.

H2 Green (a Getetch group company) and our other partners (principally Local Fuel and Ricardo) are investing significantly in the plans to produce green hydrogen through the Shoreham Port Green Energy Hub.  We are supporting and facilitating this and will promote its adoption across the region. By developing the Shoreham Port Green Energy Hub, we will act as a catalyst for other stakeholders to decarbonise their activities.

For more information about how we plan to increase renewable energy generation at Shoreham Port, please view our Green Energy Strategy below:

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