PPA S.A.: Simulating the response to an incident involving both a marine and terrestrial pollution at the car management terminal


November, 17 2023. Once again, this year, PPA S.A. conducted at the Port of Piraeus facilities, specifically in the Ro-Ro Terminal/G2, aim at tackling hypothetical marine and land pollution incidents.

PPA S.A. implements an integral environmental management plan and the regular exercises are carried out as part of a prevention framework aimed at the constant preparation and readiness of the Company to effective handling of similar incidents. It is worth noting that following each exercise, PPA S.A. prepares a dedicated assessment study, documenting any shortcomings and malfunctions, holds a meeting with all involved parties to brainstorm improvement proposals, and ultimately draws conclusive findings, in order to always maintain a high level of operational readiness.

The Chairman of PPA S.A. Yu Zenggang expressed his satisfaction with the successful conclusion of this year’s exercise and extended his gratitude to all participants, assuring that the Company will continue to take all necessary measures to safeguard the environment and ensure readiness for this purpose. As he mentioned, prevention and environmental protection are top priorities of PPA’s strategy for the Port of Piraeus, as they are the main ways to the achievement of the Company’s vision for a green and friendly port with digital applications and secure procedures in all port activities.

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About PPA S.A.
Piraeus Port Authority SA is an Athens Stock Exchange listed Company engaged in the management and operation of Piraeus port, Greece’s largest port and one of the largest integrated harbours in Europe, providing a complete range of services. Some of the Company’s activities involve cruise, coastal (ferry/passenger), container and car terminal services, as well as general cargo, ship repair, logistic and free zone services. The main shareholder of Piraeus Port Authority S.A., with a stake of 67 percent, is COSCO SHIPPING, one of the largest maritime companies in the world.

Over the last decade the Company has experienced a remarkable growth in all port activities, which is still underway, largely contributing to the country’s economy, while driven by green development and increased digitalization, alongside a people-first approach and a spirit of giving back to the society.

PPA is a member of “ECO PORTS”, holds ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 50001:2018 Certifications, is included in the Athens Stock Exchange ESG index and is one of the “Most Sustainable Companies in Greece 2022”.

For more information please visit: https://olp.gr

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