Tehran, Iran, June 8
The Managing Director of Iran's Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO), announced the transformation of the country's ports to green ports on the basis of environmental parameters.
“The goal of creating green ports is to reach a better balance between the environment and offshore activities,” the Mohammad Rastad said, Trend reports citing the official website of Ministry of Roads and Urban Development.
Referring to the slogan of the International Maritime Organization "Safe Shipping and Cleaner Seas", he said, "The Islamic Republic of Iran has joined 33 International Maritime Conventions, 14 of which are related to marine environmental protection. Furthermore, PMO is a member of the International Organization of Water Infrastructures.”
“In recent years, the Ports and Maritime Organization has taken extensive measures to implement these Conventions and prevent marine pollution,” said Rastad.
Talking about the PMO activities in the field of protecting the seas and coasts of the country, he named "preventing air pollution by ships through optimal performance management, increasing the efficiency of floating vessels and reducing the production of greenhouse caused by the activity of the ships" as the priority areas for the organization. In his words, the country also developed and approved Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan.
The Managing Director of the Ports and Maritime Organization spoke about the purchase and supply of a variety of advanced offshore oil pollution equipment worth 100 million euros. He noted that currently, seven major centers for dealing with marine pollution, which work round the clock, have been launched in the ports of the country.