The protection of marine aquatic life: Green Port (EcoPort) model inspired by Green Port concept in selected ports from Turkey, Europe and the USA

Tanzer Satır, Neslihan Doğan-Sağlamtimur


Ecological Port, also known as Green Port (EcoPort), is an important development strategy protecting marine aquatic life and ecosystem. It provides business information on environmentally best practices and corporate responsibility centred around marine ports and terminals, including shipping, transport and logistics. Green Port concept gives a great opportunity to make transportation clean and efficient. Marine industry should adopt new legislations to create a clean future. It is the key point to implement strict liquid and solid waste policies and to begin to use low sulphur fuel and electric power whenever possible. Green Ports utilize electric powered cranes and they have strict garbage policies and well-educated personnel. Furthermore, the vessels entering Green Ports must have an accreditated waste management and bunkering plan. In this study, the implementation of the Green Port concept at some selected Turkish, European and the US Ports was given and a simple Green Port Model was prepared.


Ecoport, Aquatic environment, Green port, Marine pollution, Port model

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