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Hamburg to become environment-friendly port

Hamburg Port Authority gets ISO 50001 energy management seal

The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has received the ISO 50001 energy management seal, a press release said Monday. A newly-installed energy management system will now show where HPA energy can be used sensibly and improved. The seal comes after SGS undertook a rigorous examination of energy consumption on ships and vehicles, by the port railway and offices at HPA. The ISO standard specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving energy management systems.

Making energy processes more efficient

Stefan Steinhardt, Managing Director Germany of SGS, said: “Our certificate underlines that the Hamburg Port Authority has created the basis for a systematic improvement process. Our auditors found model, harbour infrastructure aboard the pilot vessels, in the cold ironing or ‘Landstromanalage Altona’ facility and in the railroad control centre. The new energy management support system is helping the Hamburg Port Authority to make all energy-related processes more efficient. It is an important milestone en route to becoming an environment-friendly port.“

Energy efficiency and cost reduction

The new energy management system should facilitate the documentation of all energy consumption and the reveal the potential for saving energy. HPA is also meeting a legal requirement under the energy service law. “At the same time, this management system shows us the long-term potential for saving energy. That will benefit our daily operations by increasing the energy efficiency and reducing the costs. At the same time, new ways of saving resources emerge and achieving our climate protection targets,” said Lutz Birke, a member of the HPA’s Management Board.

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