The activities of Port of Trelleborg are performed based on permits issued according to the national environmental regulations. The required permits relate to the company’s port activities which allows traffic with vessels above 1.350 GT (Gross Tonnage).
Port of Trelleborg has a stated aim to be the most environmental friendly port in the Baltic Sea.
The aim to achieve this is through major EU-projects for several million in cooperation with other partners, ports, environmental organisations, the Municipality of Trelleborg and other decision makers, technological development of purification equipment and noise measures along with vehicle suppliers or simple activities such as sorting of waste. Some things take many years to complete, others can be remedied in a few days.
The port is environmentally certified for several years, and works systematically and committed to improvements to reduce the negative environmental impact of its own operations.
Since a lot of the port’s environmental impact is indirect and consists of road, rail and ferry traffic to and from the port, it is important to also pursue projects that are focused on facilitating and creating conditions for all our customers, but also other stakeholders, to develop a greener and sustainable business.
The city and the port are closely linked, which means that the interaction with the city and its inhabitants is another key in our efforts to develop a sustainable business and adapt the port business for the future.
The most prominent environmental impacts of port operations are air emissions and noise. Other important environmental aspects are waste that the business generates and the consumption of natural resources such as energy and water.
To manage these different challenges, Port of Trelleborg has developed an environmental program with five overarching objectives and action areas. The program includes:
- Efficient port logistics
- Good environmental performance
- Close cooperation
- Employees with good environmental skills
- Environmental adapted business