Environmental Management – ISO 14001
The foundation of sustainable development through the provision of quality and environmentally friendly services is one of the main strategic goals of ThPA S.A. In this context, ThPA S.A. has designed and implements an Environmental Management System in accordance with the requirements of the International Standard ELOT EN ISO 14001: 2015 based on its needs and aspirations and in accordance with Legal and Regulatory requirements of the current National and European legislation.
Environmental Management – ISO 14001
Energy Management – ISO 50001
In the context of the continuous improvement of its energy footprint, ThPA S.A. has the necessary resources and information to achieve the energy targets and indicators. At the same time, it implements initiatives for the continuous improvement of the energy performance of its operations through the implementation and continuous development of the Energy Management System (EMS), which was developed in accordance with the ISO 50001:2018 standard, as well as through the support and development of planning activities that take into account the improvement of energy performance.
Environmental Monitoring Program
ThPA S.A. applies and implements an Environmental Monitoring Program in accordance with the requirements of the Approved Environmental Terms. In particular, a meteorological station and an air quality monitoring station which records the concentrations of pollutants in the atmospheric environment, operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in the area of the Central Port. On a six-monthly basis the quality of sea water is monitored and environmental noise measurements are repeated on an annual basis. All sampling and measurements are carried out by accredited laboratories and partners. The results of the environmental monitoring program are available below.
Sea Water Quality Results:
Port Facility Waste Management
All waste generated from port operations within the Port of Thessaloniki facility is recorded in a waste register and is strictly managed through an approved Waste Management Plan. Waste Management is implemented in accordance with legislation and the principles of the circular economy. Waste that can be recycled is collected by certified and licensed collection and transport companies and is directed for management only to licensed facilities. ThPA S.A. has many years of experience in waste management and makes continuous efforts to reduce the amount of waste generated and to ensure that the materials used are recyclable.
Ship Waste and Cargo Residues Reception and Management Plan
Waste and cargo residues from ships calling at the Port of Thessaloniki are managed in accordance with the Integrated Waste and Cargo Residue Management Plan. The Plan has been approved by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy in accordance with the Decision No.: 3122.31.851954/2021.
The Ship Waste and Cargo Residues Reception and Management Plan is available here.
The following companies are active in the Port of Thessaloniki for the provision of ship waste and cargo residue collection and management services:
For liquid oily ship waste the company «HELLENIC ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER (H.E.C.)»
Address: Akti Kondyli 10, 185 45, Piraeus, Greece
Tel: +30 210 4290280
Fax: +30 210 4290286
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com
For solid ship waste the company «ANTIPOLLUTION»
Address: Akti Miaouli 57, 185 36, Piraeus, Greece
Tel: +30 210 4292426 & +30 210 4292427
Fax: +30 210 4292710
Marine pollution emergency response plans
ThPA S.A. has in force emergency plans for marine pollution from hazardous-harmful substances and oil products and has in reserve the appropriate certified equipment to deal with such incidents. In cooperation with the competent port authority, exercises to deal with marine pollution incidents are carried out at regular intervals and continuous training is provided for the relevant personnel.