Piraeus Port tackles environmental issues

Greece's biggest port is taking measures to address the problem of pollution from ships and industrial activities in the area, Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) has said.
The measures focus on the efficient management of waste, the monitoring of noise, water and air quality, energy efficiency and energy savings through technological advances, according to OLP, which is operated by China's Cosco Shipping.
"We elaborated an integrated environmentally assessment study which includes not only the activities of the port, but also the future projects and how the environmental aspects will be when they are set in full operation in the future," Chrysanthi Kontogiorgi, head of OLP's environmental department, told Xinhua in a recent interview.
As a member of the EcoPorts network, comprising European ports that have been evaluated for their environmental performances, OLP...

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