Brunsbüttel Ports GmbH significantly expanded its quality management system. The port at the Lower Elbe river at the entrance of the Kiel Canal has been successfully certified along the international environmental standard ISO 14001. Now officially recognised as a Greenport, Brunsbüttel Ports will continue to keep the balance between protection of the economic interests while meeting environmental-related challenges.
For one week, two auditors of DEKRA visited the companies, observed the work flow and monitored both the documentation and the practical work of the logistics involved. “By the ISO 14001 certification, we emphasise the fact that investments and actions in the field of environmental protection are an integral part of our corporate policy”, says Frank Schnabel, director of Brunsbüttel Ports. He explains: “This includes also the claim to meet the requirements of our customers with environmentally friendly processes and technologies. It is important not only to talk about environmental and resource protection, but to confirm our words by actions.”
Resource Protection And Environmentally Friendly Fuels
Environmental protection measures taken by the port range from the basic avoidance of negative environmental impacts to the improved economic use of resources and energy and on to reduced emissions, an environmentally friendly waste management and, last but not the, efforts to increase environmental awareness and consciousness among employees. Furthermore, Brunsbüttel Ports are strongly commited to environmentally friendly fuels.
Expansion of LNG infrastructure
LNG (liquefied natural gas) is seen by experts as the environmentally friendly fuel of the future. For several years, Brunsbüttel Ports have been pursuing concepts for the implementation of a LNG infrastructure. Located at the intersection of the Elbe river with the Kiel Canal, the industrial and port premises of Brunsbuttel are strategically an excellent location for an LNG infrastructure.
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