Baku - Baku International Sea Trade Port, expecting to become one of the leading trade and logistics hubs of Eurasia, intends to obtain the status of the first Green Port in the territory of the CIS. Taleh Ziyadov, the port’s general director, told journalists that receiving this status would mean that the Baku Port would be more environmentally friendly and equipped with various modern technologies and infrastructure to use energy efficiently. “The Baku International Sea Trade Port is aiming to become the most environmentally friendly port in the region,” he said.
“Today, modern ports are built with such infrastructure and state-of-the-art technologies that are less harmful to environment.” Ziyadov mentioned that Azerbaijan is closely cooperating with the European Union in this regard. Baku International Sea Trade Port, with expected 7,660 tons on a daily basis capacity, provides for the implementation of a program to reduce the waste of various port operations, through the reuse of materials, recycling and composting, by using various effective technologies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. This program presupposes the management, processing and liquidation of all emissions generated during the operation of the port, in connection with which appropriate treatment facilities and equipment will be installed in the port territory. Within the long-term perspective, the Green Port program is envisaged to achieve permanent environmental, social and economic benefits, thanks to resource savings, waste reduction and pollution prevention. Read more.