Port of Tallinn won the Green Port / Terminal Award
Port of Tallinn won the Green Port/Terminal of the Year Award by the DPC Innovation Awards 2017. The award spotlights a port or terminal that has demonstrated an active and innovative response to the preservation and promotion of wildlife, reduction in air emissions, water quality, treatment of soils/sediments, community engagement and sustainability.
Port of Tallinn says it won the award for developing a sustainable cruise terminal to Old City Harbour. Port of Tallinn is developing Old City Harbour’s cruise area with the principles of sustainability and smart solutions in mind. We are developing a new and environmentally compatible cruise terminal, which is full of innovative smart solutions, so that the guests of Tallinn arriving by cruise ships can enjoy smooth and convenient services. While developing the cruise area Port of Tallinn has also taken initiative to protect the Baltic Sea by building a micro-tunnel, which enables cruise ships to discharge unlimited amounts of sewage.
All 5 shortlisted projects for the Green Port / Terminal Award were:
· DP World Nhava Sheva - Nhava Sheva (India) Gateway Terminal
· Faxafloahafnir sf - ISO 14001 Certified harbour
· Gothenburg Port Authority - "Sustainable Port" - Sustainability Report of Gothenburg Port Authority 2016
· Port of Melbourne - sustainable Mirrat project
· Port of Tallinn - sustainable cruise terminal
Innovation Awards 2017 was organised by the Dredging and Port Construction Magazine. The winner was announced on November 29th in London.