Alexandria Port Authority competes with the largest international ports to achieve the highest international environmental standards

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June J, 2021 Local News/Port News

Alexandria Port Authority competes with the largest international ports to achieve the highest international environmental standards

Alexandria Port Authority has taken many environmental measures in an effort to achieve the concept of a green port and apply international environmental standards to reduce marine and air pollution rates according to the instructions of Lieutenant-General / Kamel Al-Wazir - Minister of Transport to all sectors affiliated with the Ministry; Perhaps the last measure taken by Alexandria Port is to provide the necessary facilities to supply ships that frequent the port with 0.5% Low Sulfur fuel, in implementation of the circular issued by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to approve this type of fuel instead of the usual type, which has a sulfur content of 3.5% Captain / Tarek Shaheen, Chairman of Alexandria Port Authority, issued his instructions to actually start implementing this initiative, and thus Alexandria Port joins the first ports in Egypt, Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean that provide the possibility of supplying ships with that type of fuel that ensures the reduction of carbon emissions. of ships to the fullest. It is worth mention that this is not the only measure taken by Alexandria Port in order to reduce the negative environmental impacts of fossil fuels As it has previously implemented the JIT: JUST IN TIME system, which allows ships to enter the port berths directly without stopping in the external waiting area, which helps ships to navigate at economical speeds as they are aware in advance of the exact date of the berthing and the berth assigned to them, which in turn contributes to reducing carbon emissions. Captain / Tarek Shaheen, Chairman of Alexandria Port Authority, also launched another initiative in the environmental field related to the provision of the OPS: ON SHORE POWER SUPPLY system, which allows the ability to supply ships with electric power from the berths and thus reduce carbon emissions through ships stopping their own diesels. 24/6/2021  

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