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Port environmental management and sustainability

February 1, 2021 - March 26, 2021


Port environmental management and sustainability

Sustainable development for ports is globally high on the agenda. This course focuses on the existing obligations regarding sustainability for ports and guides you through the process of practical implementation to become compliant to the regulations. With Port of Antwerp as an example, we’ll show the possibilities how to become a front-runner in sustainable solutions which reduce the impact on the environment. The lectures will be presented by experts of the port of Antwerp, relevant authorities, academics, as well as terminal operators. The full course offers a balance between theory and practice.

The course guides you towards an understanding of the possibilities and added value of implementing eco-friendly solutions in operations and regulations. We will show you how to create a bridge to the Sustainable Development Goals without sacrificing the economic growth of your port.


  • An introduction and definition of SDG’s in ports
  • How to create awareness as a port authority
  • Energy transition: use of alternative energy sources
  • Overview of local and international environmental regulations on emissions and waste
  • Environmental management in practice

The agenda of the course will be communicated before the start. Over the 8 weeks, there will be 70 study hours in a combination of readings, recorded content and live sessions. The live sessions will be planned to best suit the availability of the participants as they are an essential part of the learning experience. The sessions offer a unique opportunity to interact with our experts and your co-participants. They serve as a moment of review and discussion of your progress and assignments.


The course is best suited for HSE officers, junior and senior managers, and other port professionals with interest in the sustainable development of a port in harmony with the environment.


Standard tariff € 1.400
APEC Alumni € 1.260

An additional discount is applicable for multiple participants from the same organisation. Please contact the APEC project executive for more information.

The price includes all course material, personal coaching from our experts during the entire duration of the course and a certificate of completion.



Please click here to apply for this course. You will receive a confirmation with payment information afterwards. There is a maximum of 3 participants per course to ensure the possibility of personal guidance and interaction for each participant. There is no selection procedure, participation will be granted by a first come, first served principle.

Deadline to apply for the course: 18/01/2021

Regarding the content of the seminar on port environmental management and sustainability offered by APEC, I consider that the topics that were addressed were adequate to carry out the exchange of knowledge and presentation of the good practices that the companies of the port of Antwerp have implemented.

The knowledge provided helped to put in context the activities and controls that are currently being carried out in the port of Veracruz, this information will serve to review what activities can be adjusted, with the aim of improving them. Additionally, the presentation of the sustainability objectives agenda provided an overview of where to establish the objectives and efforts.

The most interesting topics in my opinion were those in which the implementation of technologies for renewable energy generation was discussed, raising questions about the applicability in the different ports that we were participating in; response to the emergency, among others.

I believe that the program was structured properly, with an easy-to-follow schedule and with adequate time to carry out the live sessions. As well as, the orientation of the person who coordinated the seminar, the information provided to guide us and the sending of the appointments in advance, gave an excellent sense of organization and commitment.

On the other hand, the experience of the speakers is a highlight, as well as the appropriate preparation of the materials that are the object of the exhibitions, including the use of the different platforms that facilitated interaction with the participants.

I was very pleased to have been part of this call and to have participated in this seminar in which experiences and knowledge in environmental matters of the Port of Antwerp were provided, for which I feel very grateful and satisfied.


Are you looking for more perspective and structure to implement sustainability initiatives?

The next edition of Port Environmental Management & Sustainability takes place from February 1st, live in Antwerp!
The next online edition starts on August 30th !

Excited to join us? Register here!



Rociela Molina

Head of Quality & Environmental Management, Port of Veracruz, Mexico


February 1, 2021
March 26, 2021
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Carolien De Vries
+32 3 205 2370