Hualien Port obtains EcoPort status

The Port of Hualien passed the final-stage inspections for EcoPort certification Tuesday so that it can receive certification from the European Seaports Organization (ESPO), the Hualien branch of the Taiwan International Ports Corp. (TIPC) said that day.

The TIPC began the application process for ESPO EcoPort certification in 2015 and after two years of paperwork and two stages of inspections, ESPO sent representatives from Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) — a world-leading provider of business assurance services — to the port for an on-site inspection.

The port can now be granted the status of an “EcoPort,” according to the TIPC Hualien branch.

A water resources bank installed at the port to increase the use of recycled water from wastewater sources was the top reason why it was able to pass the EcoPort inspections, according to the TIPC Hualien branch.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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